Greg and Anne Avis

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Summit Partners

FUNDING AREAS: Arts & Media, Education & Youth

OVERVIEW: Greg and Anne Avis move their philanthropy through the Avis Family Foundation, which gave away around $3.3 million in a recent tax year. They support their mutual alma mater, Williams College. Other interests include arts and the media.

BACKGROUND: Greg Avis graduated with a B.A. in political economy from Williams College in 1980 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1984. He worked at McDonald & Company and Goldman Sachs. He co-founded Summit Partners in 1984 and has served as a director of many public and private companies.

ISSUES:

ARTS & MEDIA: Anne sits on the board of the Global Press Institute and has a special interest in local independent media around the world. She once chaired the board of KQED Public Media and was a trustee of NPR Foundation. Grantees have included NPR Foundation, KQED Public Media, and Mass MOCA. She was raised in Massachusetts.

EDUCATION & YOUTH: Avis once chaired the board of Williams College, where he and Anne both graduated. The couple steadily supports Williams as well as iMentor, National Outdoor Leadership School, and Menlo School. Avis has also taught math at Eastside College Preparatory School.

OTHER: The Avises direct money to donor-advised funds at Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable, making the full scope of this couple’s giving hard to get a handle on. 

LOOKING FORWARD: The couple also has ties to Montana, where they own thousands of acres. Perhaps some environmental philanthropy will take place through their foundation in future.

CONTACT:

The Avis Family Foundation
P.O. Box 10195, Dept. 35
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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