NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Platinum Partners, Centurion Credit Management
JEWISH FUNDING AREAS: Religious, Education
OVERVIEW: Murray Huberfeld, his wife Laura and family move their philanthropy through the Huberfeld Family Foundation. The family supports Jewish religious organizations and a stream of chabads across the country annually. In the wake of legal trouble, it's unclear what direction this family's giving will take.
BACKGROUND: Murray Huberfeld attended Brooklyn College. He founded Centurion Credit Management LP in 2005 and has been involved with such companies as Platinum Partners.
RELIGIOUS: Huberfeld and family via their foundation are steady supporters of the Chabad-Lubavich movement. They've supported a range of Chabads around the country, including Chabad at Purdue, Chabad in the Hills, Chabad of Boca Raton, Chabad of Minneapolis, Chabad of Georgia, and Chabad Eastside Las Vegas. The family has also given significant support to Congregation Ahavas Tzdokah V’Chesed in Brooklyn, as well as places like Rabbinical Academy of Venice.
EDUCATION: Grantees have included American Friends of Beer Yaakov, American Friends of Jaffa Institute, American Friends of Mercaz, and Yeshiva Ketana of Manhattan.
OTHER: Huberfeld was part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) delegation that met with Pope Benedict XVI in 2005. The Huberfelds via their foundation have supported SWC (Huberfeld is no longer on the board), as well as places like American Committee for Shaare Zedek.
LOOKING FORWARD: Huberfeld has been mired in legal trouble, with Platinum's main hedge fund being forced to close, among other developments. It's unclear what impact this will have on the family's giving.
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The Huberfeld Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:
Huberfeld Family Foundation
152 W. 57th St.
New York City, NY 10019
Telephone: (212) 581-0500