NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, Goldman Sachs
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Policy, Arts & Culture, Health, Human Services
OVERVIEW: Andrew Cader moves his philanthropy through the Andrew Cader Foundation, which gave away a little under $575,000 recently. Cader sits on the board of Manhattan Institute, which he supports. Besides policy, other interests include education, the arts (particularly music), and human services. Cader has residences in several regions, translating to multiple sites of giving as well.
BACKGROUND: Andrew Cader started his career as a floor broker on the New York Stock Exchange for Spear, Leeds & Kellogg. In 1997, he took over as co-CEO and earned hundreds of millions of dollars when Goldman Sachs acquired Spear Leeds for some $6.5 billion in 2000. Cader also is an owner of the Tampa Bay Rays. He keeps a rather low profile.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Cader, via his foundation, has supported NYU, Park School of Baltimore, and Soundview Preparatory School.
POLICY: Cader is on the board of Manhattan Institute, which he steadily supports. Other grantees have included Institute for Justice and The Apsen Institute. Cader lives in Aspen as well.
ARTS & CULTURE: Cader is a musician who moonlighted as a percussionist while trading. Opera seems to be a particularly big winner of late, with Cader supporting Sarasota Opera Association, The Santa Fe Opera, Met Opera Association, and Jazz at Aspen Snowmass. Other grantees have included Brooklyn Botanical Garden Corporation.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees have included Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Staten Island University Foundation, Aspen Hope Center, and Maryland Association for Parkinson Support.
OTHER: Cader sits on the USSA Foundation board and has directed funds to United States Ski Team Foundation as well as Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club.
LOOKING FORWARD: Cader keeps a low profile and has not said much about his philanthropy publicly, as far as we can determine. Still, with ties to multiple regions including New York, Colorado, and Florida, as well as several interest areas, Cader should be watched for greater giving down the line.
The Andrew Cader Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:
The Andrew Cader Foundation
35 Ricky Rd.
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779