NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Ulysses Management
FUNDING AREAS: Education, Health, Jewish Causes, Arts & Culture
OVERVIEW: Joshua Nash and his wife, Beth, conduct their philanthropy through the Goldberg/Nash Family Foundation, a charitable vehicle that supports various causes. University of Pennsylvania, the couple's alma mater, is a big winner. Nash formerly chaired the board of Birthright Israel Foundation and the couple steadily supports Jewish causes. The foundation does not appear to accept unsolicited proposals.
BACKGROUND: Joshua Nash graduated from University of Pennsylvania. He was a general partner of Odyssey Partners, L.P., joining the firm in 1988. Nash serves as president of Ulysses Management, L.L.C. and as chairman of the board of AV Homes Inc.
EDUCATION: Nash and Beth are UPenn graduates, and they have been steady supporters of it. The Nashes have also supported schools like New York University, Fieldston, Horace Mann, Citizen Schools, Hunter College Foundation, Harlem Village Academies, and Columbia Business School (from where Beth graduated). They have also supported Advantage Testing Foundation, a "national not-for-profit educational organization based in New York City."
HEALTH: Nash's father Jack passed away at Mt. Sinai Medical Center last decade after a long battle with illness, and the family has seen been strong supporters of the medical center through the years. Other grantees have included New York-Presbyterian Fund, Dysautonomia Foundation, and Planned Parenthood of New York City. Beth has a passion for reproductive justice and was a motivating force in the creation of the Carr Center for Reproductive Justice at NYU's law school.
JEWISH CAUSES: Joshua Nash once chaired Birthright Israel Foundation, which has sent more than 400,000 young Jewish adults on free, 10-day educational trips to Israel since 2000. Nash and Beth have steadily supported Birthright Israel. Other grantees have included Abraham Joshua Heschel School, Penn Hillel, American Friends of Israel Museum, and UJA Federation of New York.
ARTS & CULTURE: Grantees have included Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Junior Tennis League, Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Carnegie Hall Society, Public Theater, Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Met Opera, and International Center of Photography.
LOOKING FORWARD: Grantmaking appears to be on the rise. It is unclear how much this couple is worth, but expect them to continue with their established interest areas.
The Goldberg/Nash Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch with the couple but below is an address:
Goldberg/Nash Family Foundation
1 Rockefeller Plz., 20th Fl.
New York City, NY 10020