NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Goldman Sachs
FUNDING AREAS: Education, Arts & Culture, Environment
OVERVIEW: Don and Judy Opatrny move their philanthropy through the Opatrny Family Foundation. The couple strongly supports their alma maters. They are also active art collectors and support arts organizations through their foundation. The couple lives in Wyoming, an important concern of their philanthropy.
BACKGROUND: Donald Opatrny graduated from Cornell University and from the University of Chicago in 1976 with an MBA. He joined Goldman Sachs, going on to serve as a partner and managing director.
EDUCATION: The Opatrny couple, via their foundation, steadily support Cornell University, including its Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and its Donald and Judith Opatrny Gallery. They've also supported Judy’s alma mater, Connecticut College. Other grantees have included Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago, where Donald and Judy both graduated.
ARTS & CULTURE: The couple collects contemporary art and Czech and European Avant-Garde photography. Via their foundation, they’ve supported places like The Center for the Arts, Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir, Community Center for the Arts, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Teton County Library Foundation, and Nantucket Atheneum.
Opatrny chairs the board of directors of The Center for the Arts in Wyoming, where the family resides. The Center describes itself as “a hub for the artistic, cultural and creative activity in Jackson Hole.” It’s also worth noting that Judy has had a career as a law librarian, which perhaps motivates the couple’s support of select libraries.
ENVIRONMENT: The Opatrny family has supported outfits like Nature Conservancy and Grand Teton National Park Foundation.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Opatrny family to continue funding their select interest areas.
The Opatrny Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact, but below is an address:
The Opatrny Family Foundation
77 Water St., 9th Fl.
New York City, NY 10005