NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Andell Inc.
JEWISH FUNDING AREAS: Community
OVERVIEW: Andrew Hauptman and his wife Ellen Bronfman Hauptman give through the Hauptman Family Foundation. The couple cofounded the Charles Bronfman Prize, which celebrates humanitarian work.
BACKGROUND: Raised in New York, Andrew Hauptman graduated with a B.A. from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University. Hauptman worked as an executive with Universal Studios in London. He also worked in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions with Alex. Brown & Sons in New York. Hauptman co-chairs Andell Inc., a private investment firm and family office with investments primarily in entertainment, sports, and consumer products. He is also the owner and chairman of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire.
The daughter of Seagrams billionaire Charles Bronfman, Ellen Bronfman Hauptman graduated from Yale University. She worked in documentary and feature films as a producer and film buyer for Cineplex Odeon. She went on to cofound Andell Inc. with her husband.
GIVING: The couple helped create and endow the Charles Bronfman Prize, which "celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual or team under the age of fifty whose humanitarian work, combined with their Jewish values, has significantly improved the world." Charles Bronfman, Ellen's father, cofounded Birthright Israel and has been active in philanthropy for decades. When asked about this legacy of giving, Hauptman said, "I think Charles, my father-in-law, and my parents as well just encouraged us that we have a responsibility to give back. There is a sense of building on a legacy of family giving and a belief that we can and should try to make a difference where we can."
Recent Bronfman Prize Recipient David Lubell is the founder and executive director of Welcoming America, which helps communities across the country achieve prosperity by becoming more welcoming toward immigrants and all residents.
Through their family foundation, the Hauptmans have supported American Friends of Anne Frank House, American Friends of the Israel Museum, American Jewish World Service, the Jewish Graduate Student Initiative, and Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.
LOOKING FORWARD: The couple is very much engaged in business, and have other philanthropic interests, but expect their giving in the Jewish community to continue as well.
The Hauptman Family Foundation
c/o Gonring, Spahn & Associates
100 Universal Plaza, Building 5121
Universal City, CA 91608
LINK: Jennifer Gonring