Victoria Zoellner: Wall Street Grants

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.

ISSUES:

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