Jeffrey A. Altman

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. 

ISSUES:

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 FoundationRobin Hood Foundation, NYU Langone Medical Center, Food Bank of NYCNorthside 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, 92YJazz Aspen SnowmassBurning Man Project, and Tribeca Film Festival.

ANIMALS: Altman has shown support for the 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. 

CONTACT:

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