NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: D.E. Shaw & Co.
FUNDING AREAS: Environment, Education, Health & STEM Education
OVERVIEW: Eric Wepsic moves his philanthropy through the Tansy Charitable Foundation, which gave away $6.2 million in a recent year. Wepsic sits on the board of National Resources Defense Council, which he strongly supports. He has also supported his alma mater Harvard.
BACKGROUND: Eric K. Wepsic graduated with an A.B. and an A.M in mathematics from Harvard University. He joined D.E. Shaw in 1994 and is currently a managing director and a member of the executive committee, in which capacity he jointly supervises the firm's worldwide asset management businesses.
ENVIRONMENT: Wepsic sits on the board of National Resources Defense Council, to which he gave $3.5 million in one recent fiscal year via his foundation.
EDUCATION: Wepsic supports his alma mater Harvard University.
HEALTH & STEM EDUCATION: Wepsic supports Hertz Foundation, which "awards fellowships to Ph.D. students in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences," and Partners in Health, a Boston-based nonprofit health care organization. Wepsic endowed a fellowship in his name at Hertz Foundation. Wepsic is a two-time winner of the internationally renowned William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Examination, and a gold medalist in the 1987 International Mathematics Olympiad.
OTHER: Wepsic has directed steady funds to Carter Center, which received $1 million alone via his foundation recently.
LOOKING FORWARD: Wepsic is still very much engaged in business and his foundation has so far focused on a handful of organizations annually. Perhaps giving will deepen in the coming years.
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