NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Centerview Partners
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Arts & Culture, Policy, NYC community
OVERVIEW: Blair Effron and his wife Cheryl conduct their philanthropy through the Cheryl C. & Blair Effron Family Foundation. Their philanthropy centers around the East Coast, particularly New York City where the family lives. Their main interests include education and policy. Cheryl Effron is active in New York civic life and their giving often tracks with personal connections and board memberships.
BACKGROUND: Blair Effron holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He started his career at Dillon Read Co. Inc., where he worked ten years before it was merged into several successor firms, in what was to become UBS. Effron cofounded Centerview Partners in 2006.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Effron serves on the board of trustees of his alma mater Princeton, which he supports through his family foundation. Cheryl is on the board of Dalton School in Manhattan, which she once attended. Other grantees include New Visions for Public Schools (Effron is a board member), Brown University (Cheryl’s alma mater), and NYC Outward Bound.
POLICY: The Effrons have directed steady support to Brookings Institution via their family foundation. Cheryl sits on the board of trustees of the organization. Effron, meanwhile, serves on the boards of Council on Foreign Relations and the Hamilton Project. They have also supported Vera Institute for Justice.
NYC COMMUNITY: The Effrons are based in New York City and Cheryl, once in the real estate sector, pivoted to civic work in the local area. Last decade, she helped launch Greater NY, a public-private partnership based in the Mayor’s Office to engage corporate executives in partnerships with nonprofit executives to develop new models for social service delivery in New York City. Greater NY is now an independent nonprofit. The couple also support outfits like the Robin Hood Foundation, New York City Anti-Violence Project, and Breaking Ground, New York City’s largest supportive housing provider.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Effrons' strong focus on New York City to hold for now.
The Cheryl C. & Blair Effron Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:
Cheryl C. & Blair Effron Family Foundation
1475 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530