John and Kiendl Gordon

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Deltec Asset Management

FUNDING AREAS: Arts & Culture, Education & Youth, Health

OVERVIEW: John Gordon and his wife Kiendl move their philanthropy through the John R. & Kiendl Dauphinot Gordon Fund, which gave away around $1 million in a recent year. Arts and education are among the family’s interests. New York City is a region of giving.

BACKGROUND: John R. Gordon received a B.A. from Harvard in 1971 and a JD/MBA from Harvard Law and Business Schools in 1976. Gordon was a managing director of Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he spent 12 years in the firm's corporate finance department. He joined Deltec Asset Management in 1988, where he manages the Deltec Forum Fund, L.P and is responsible for the management of Deltec's US equity investments and separate multi-strategy accounts.


ARTS & CULTURE: Gordon is on the board of Roundabout Theatre Company, which the couple steadily supports. Other grantees have included Parsons Dance Foundation, Fund for Park Avenue, Carl Schurz Park Conservancy, Lincoln Center Theater, and Gallim Dance.

EDUCATION & YOUTH: Gordon supports his schools Harvard College and Harvard Business School. The Gordons have also supported School of American Ballet, The Boys Club of New York (Gordon is on the honorary board), Saint David’s School, NYC Outward Bound Schools, and American Friends of Winchester College. Gordon attended Winchester College for a year, as did his brother Dan, who sits on the board. The foundation also directs steady funds to Drumcliff Foundation, which supports Philadelphia neighborhood projects. Dan steers Drumcliff Foundation.

OTHER: Grantees have included myFace, Prostate Cancer Foundation, and Church of Heavenly Rest.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the couple to stick with their established interest areas.


The John R. & Kiendl Dauphinot Gordon Fund does not provide a clear avenue of contact, but an address is provided:

John R. & Kiendl Dauphinot Gordon Fund
125 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004