NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Crestview Partners; Goldman Sachs
FUNDING AREAS: Education, Arts & Culture, Youth, Health, Jewish Causes
OVERVIEW: Barry Volpert and his wife, Teri, move their philanthropy through the Barry and Teri Volpert Foundation. The couple supports education, arts and culture, youth, health and Jewish Causes.
BACKGROUND: Barry Volpert graduated from Amherst College. He went on to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law, where he was an editor for the Harvard Law Review. Volpert worked at Goldman Sachs for 18 years in global private equity, eventually becoming a partner. In 2004, he cofounded Crestview Partners, a private equity firm that manages about $6 billion in capital. Teri Volpert is a graduate of Tufts University and Columbia Business School.
EDUCATION: The Barry and Teri Volpert Foundation’s education funding has prioritized the couple’s alma maters; funding has been directed toward Amherst College, Tufts University, Harvard Law School and the business schools of Harvard and Columbia Universities. Other past education grantees include Stanford University, Weill Cornell Medical College and Riverdale Country Day School.
ARTS & CULTURE: The Volperts have supported a small selection of cultural institutions in New York City. Teri, a contemporary art collector, serves on the board of the Jewish Museum. Other past recipients include the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Roundabout Theatre Company.
YOUTH: The Volperts’ youth funding has been directed mainly toward organizations operating in New York City. Past grantees include Manhattan Youth Athletics, the Gotham Basketball Association and the Sylvia Center, which aims to "inspire young people and their families to establish independent healthy eating habits." The Volperts have also supported Shane's Inspiration, a California-based organization that creates "social inclusion for children with disabilities through the vehicle of inclusive playgrounds and programs."
HEALTH: The couple has supported health broadly through their foundation. Past grantees include New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center, the Montefiore Medical Center, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Hearing Health Foundation. Less recently, they supported the Dysautonomia Foundation in honor of Barry’s mentor, the late Richard Rainwater, who suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy and died in 2015.
JEWISH CAUSES: The Volperts have supported Jewish causes including the UJA Federation of New York, the Park Avenue Synagogue, and Birthright Israel.
LOOKING FORWARD: It is likely that the Volperts will maintain their philanthropic involvement with their alma maters and with organizations operating in New York City.
The Barry and Teri Volpert Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact, but below is an address:
Barry and Teri Volpert Foundation
77 Water St., 9th Fl.
New York City, NY 10005