NET WORTH: $500 million
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Alpine Associates
FUNDING AREAS: NYC Community, Education
OVERVIEW: Victoria Zoellner has conducted philanthropy through the Zoellner-Eckert Foundation and the Sycamore Hill Foundation, though recent grantmaking has been negligible. The family are strong backers of New York Botanical Gardens.
BACKGROUND: Victoria Zoellner co-founded hedge fund Alpine Associates with her late husband Robert in 1976. Alpine was one of Wall Street's first female-owned broker dealers.
NYC COMMUNITY: The Zoellners are founding sponsors of New York Botanical Garden's annual holiday train show, which features model trains riding through miniature city landmarks.
EDUCATION: The family has supported Robert’s alma mater Lehigh University, with steady grantmaking particularly last decade.
LOOKING FORWARD: Zoellner’s giving, at least through her foundations, has slowed in recent years. Now in her 70s, perhaps philanthropy will ramp up.
LINK: Alpine Associates