Jonathan Lopatin

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Goldman Sachs

FUNDING AREAS: Jewish Causes, Education & Youth, Justice & Humanitarian

OVERVIEW: Jonathan Lopatin and his family conduct their philanthropy through the Lopatin Family Foundation, which gave away approximately $1 million in a recent year. Lopatin is active in the Jewish community. He has also supported his alma mater, Vassar College.

BACKGROUND: Jonathan M. Lopatin graduated from Vassar College in 1976. He joined Goldman Sachs and became a general partner in 1994. Lopatin has since gone on to found Not-So-Simple Productions, a documentary film company that creates Jewish educational films.

ISSUES:

JEWISH CAUSES: After Goldman Sachs, Lopatin founded Not-So-Simple Productions, a "not-for-profit documentary film company dedicated to addressing central issues facing Jews today - as individuals, as a people, and as a part of the human community." The company produced Eyes Wide Open, a 2008 film about the "ironies of the human connection between American Jews and Israel." 

Lopatin got a masters in Talmud and Rabbinics from Gershon Kekst Graduate School at Jewish Theological Seminary. He sits on the school’s board and supports it through his foundation.

Other grantees include Hazon, which aims to create "healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond," Beth El Synagogue, Institute for Jewish Spirituality, UJA Federation, and Hebrew Free Loan Society.

EDUCATION & YOUTH: Lopatin is a supporter of his alma mater Vassar College. 

JUSTICE & HUMANITARIAN: Lopatin steadily supports Just Food, which focuses on "community-driven solutions to inequities in our food system." He has also supported Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

OTHER: Miscellaneous grantees include Stowe Land TrustNYU Langone Medical Center, and Partners in Health.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect Lopatin to stick with his interest areas.

CONTACT:

Lopatin Family Foundation
c/o Ernst & Young US LLP
New York, NY 10005