NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Warburg Pincus, Global Reserve Group
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Arts & Culture, Health, Jewish Causes
OVERVIEW: Jeffrey Harris and his wife Jamie move philanthropy through the Jeffrey and Jamie Harris Family Foundation Trust, which gave away around $1.5 million in a recent year. The couple support their mutual alma mater University of Pennsylvania and other educational institutions. The arts are an interest.
BACKGROUND: Jeffrey A. Harris graduated with a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at UPenn, and with an MBA from Harvard Business School. He spent nearly three decades at Warburg Pincus LLC, where he invested in and advised companies in the industrial, consumer, technology and energy sectors. In 2012, Harris founded Global Reserve Group to advise and invest in energy and technology companies.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: The couple support their mutual alma mater UPenn. Other grantees have included MIT (Jamie attended), San Francisco State University, Columbia Business School (where Jeffrey was an adjunct professor), Harvard Business School, George Jackson Academy, Prep for Prep, and Vassar.
ARTS & CULTURE: Jamie sits on the board of The Flea Theater, which the family supports. Strong sums have gone to Friends of the High Line, where Harris is on the board. Other grantees have included New York Public Library, Friends of Hudson River Park, WNYC, and Classic Stage Company.
HEALTH: Harris is a member of the board of trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which the couple supports. Other grantees have included Planned Parenthood of NYC and Doctors Without Borders.
OTHER: The family appears to have an interest in policy organizations such as the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and ACLU Foundation.
LOOKING FORWARD: The civically active Jamie should be watched for future directions in philanthropy. In addition to the arts, she’s also involved in the Jewish community.
The Jeffrey and Jamie Harris Family Foundation Trust does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:
The Jeffrey and Jamie Harris Family Foundation Trust
400 West 12th Street, #9C
New York, NY 10014