NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Owl Creek Asset Management
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Health & Human Services, Jewish Causes, Arts & Culture, Animals
OVERVIEW: Jeffrey Altman and family conduct their philanthropy through the Jeffrey A. Altman Foundation. Altman has given millions to his alma mater Tulane University. Other interests include health, human services, and Jewish causes.
BACKGROUND: Jeffrey A. Altman graduated with a degree in business from Tulane University in 1988. He spent 13 years at Franklin Mutual Advisers before founding Owl Creek Asset Management in 2001.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Altman is a steady supporter of his alma mater Tulane University. At the start of the decade, via his foundation, he pledged Tulane $8.3 million to establish the Altman Program in International Studies & Business, a "four-year interdisciplinary undergraduate course of study that integrates advanced language training, business, and liberal arts education." Other grantees include Good+ (formerly Baby Buggy), Jumpstart, and Harlem RBI.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees include Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, NYU Langone Medical Center, Food Bank of NYC, Northside Center for Child Development, and Melanoma Research Alliance.
LOOKING FORWARD: Altman is still very much engaged in business, but expect his steady philanthropy to continue.
The Jeffrey A. Altman Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact, but below is an address:
The Jeffrey A. Altman Foundation
640 5th Ave., 20th Fl.
New York City, NY 10019
Telephone: (212) 688-2550