Chris and Keena Clifford

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Berkshire Partners

FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Health & Human Services

OVERVIEW: Chris Clifford, his wife Keena, and family move their philanthropy through the Clifford Family Foundation. The couple support their schools. Other interests include health and human services. Boston and Florida are important regions of giving. 

BACKGROUND: Chris Clifford graduated with a B.A. from Colgate University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He cofounded Berkshire Partners in 1986 and was managing director through his retirement in 2008.

ISSUES: 

EDUCATION & YOUTH: Clifford supports his alma mater, Colgate University. The Cliffords support Keena’s school, Wheelock College, where she serves on the board. Other grantees include Belmont Hill School, Lake Forest Academy, Teach for America, Gifford Youth Activity Center, and Hibiscus Children’s Center.

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees include Indian River Community Foundation, Indian River Medical Center, Michael J. Fox Foundation, and United Way of Indian River County. 

LOOKING FORWARD:  Expect philanthropy to continue to feature Boston and Florida area organizations.

CONTACT:

The Clifford Family Foundation Charitable Trust
8 Cedar Rd.
Weston, MA 02493