NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Andell Inc.
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Policy, Jewish causes, Health, LA community, Chicago community
OVERVIEW: Andrew Hauptman and his wife Ellen Bronfman Hauptman move their philanthropy through the Hauptman Family Foundation. They cofounded City Year Los Angeles as well as the Charles Bronfman Prize. The Hauptmans strongly support their alma mater Yale. Other interests include policy and Jewish causes.
BACKGROUND: Raised in New York, Andrew Hauptman graduated with a B.A. from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University. He worked as an executive with Universal Studios in London, and 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 owner and chairman of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire.
The daughter of Seagrams alcoholic beverage company 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 and cofounded Andell Inc. with her husband.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: The Hauptmans cofounded City Year Los Angeles, an "education-focused nonprofit that engages young people from diverse backgrounds for a year of full-time community service in our nation's most challenged schools." Hauptman sits on the national board and is a chair emeritus of City Year LA where Andrew and Ellen are both board members. They steadily support the organization. They support their mutual alma mater Yale and Andrew's school Harvard. Other grantees include Alliance College -Ready Public Schools, Baby2Baby, The Willows Community School, Crossroads School, and Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, where Hauptman sits on the board.
POLICY: The active Democratic donors have given at least $1 million to the Barack Obama Foundation. Other giving focuses on Los Angeles outfits, including Community Partners for the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles, LAANE, Equity California Institute, Community Partners for the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles, and the Aspen Institute.
JEWISH CAUSES: The Hauptmans 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." They've supported American Friends of Israel Museum, American Jewish World Service, and Sinai Temple.
HEALTH: Grantees include AltaMed Health Services Corporation, Alzheimer’s Association, Global Health Corps, International Medical Corps (Hauptman is on the leadership council), and Cedars Sinai.
OTHER: The Hauptmans have ties to both Chicago and Los Angeles. Hauptman is president of Chicago Fire Foundation and they've supported World Business Chicago and Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles. In the arts, Ellen helped spearhead Andell Family Sundays, an initiative to engage low-income families and children in the arts at LACMA. They've supported environmental causes; Ellen is a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Los Angeles leadership council.
LOOKING FORWARD: The couple are much engaged in business but expect their steady giving to continue as well. Andrew is interested in sports, which may eventually influence the couple's giving more robustly.
The Hauptman Family Foundation
c/o Andell Inc.
PO Box 3337
Beverly Hills, CA 90212