NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Taconic Capital
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Health & Human Services, Global, Arts & Culture
OVERVIEW: Frank Brosens and his wife Deenie conduct their philanthropy through the Frank and Deenie Brosens Foundation, which gave away a little more than $310,000 in a recent year. Brosens steadily supports his alma mater Princeton. Health is another interest.
BACKGROUND: Frank Brosens received a BSE in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 1979. He was a general partner at Goldman Sachs before founding Taconic Capital.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Brosens steadily supports his alma mater Princeton, where one of the couple’s sons also schooled. Other grantees include Georgetown University, Weill Cornell Medical College, Prospect Schools, and ReadWorks. Deenie holds an MSW from NYU and has supported social work students.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Deenie is involved with Washington Square Institute, a nonprofit psychoanalytic institute and treatment center. The Brosens, via their foundation, have supported Active Minds, a “nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking,” Center for Hearing and Communication, City Meals-on-Wheels, Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation, and Northern Westchester Hospital, whose board Brosens once chaired.
GLOBAL: Grantees include buildON, Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights First, and Council on Foreign Relations.
ARTS & CULTURE: The Brosens have supported American Friends of Musee d'Orsay, American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and The Museum of Modern Art.
OTHER: The couple has backed Transportation Alternatives and Junior Tennis Champions Center. One son played tennis for Princeton.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Brosens to stick with their select interest areas for now.
The Frank and Deenie Brosens Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact, but below is an address:
Frank and Deenie Brosens Foundation
77 Water St, 9th Floor
New York City, NY 10005