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 move 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. In 2001 he founded Owl Creek Asset Management in New York.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Altman steadily supports his alma mater Tulane University through his foundation. 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 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.
JEWISH CAUSES: Grantees include UJA Federation of NY, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Hillel.
ARTS & CULTURE: Grantees include (un)SCENE Art Show, 92Y, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Burning Man Project, and Tribeca Film Festival.
ANIMALS: Support has gone to ASPCA and Dexter Foundation, "a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping shelter dogs have a second chance at life."
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