NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Industry Capital, Berkeley Capital Partners, financier and entertainment executive
FUNDING AREAS: Health, Education & Youth, Jewish Causes, Community
OVERVIEW: Doug Wertheimer, his wife Susie, and family move their philanthropy through the Wertheimer Family Foundation, which gave away $143,000 in a recent year. The family steadily supports Princeton, where several family members graduated. Other philanthropy goes into the Los Angeles area.
BACKGROUND: Douglas Wertheimer graduated with an A.B. from Princeton University and J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. In the mid to late 1990s, he was a principal in Mark Burnett Productions, where he played a critical role in the development and sale of the successful reality TV franchises “Survivor” and “Eco-Challenge.” He's currently a partner of Industry Capital and Chief Compliance Officer of Berkeley Partners,
HEALTH: The family has supported St. John's Health Center Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rape Treatment Center Foundation, Research to Prevent Blindness (Trustee Tom Wertheimer is on the board), and Jules Stein Eye Institute - UCLA, among others.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Steadily support has gone to Princeton University, home to the Wertheimer Family Foundation Scholarship. Not only did Wertheimer attend the school but so did his wife Susie and father Tom. Other grantees include United Friends of the Children, Swarthmore College, Columbia Law School Fund, and Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater L.A.
JEWISH CAUSES: Grantees include Jewish Family Services, Jewish Federation of L.A., and American Jewish Committee.
COMMUNITY: Grantees include L.A. Park Conservancy, and Motion Picture and TV Fund Foundation.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Wertheimers to stick with their interest areas.
The Wertheimer Family Foundation accepts applications at the address below:
The Wertheimer Foundation
14191 Alisal Lane
Santa Monica, CA 90402