Kenneth and Mary Edlow

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Bear Stearns

FUNDING AREAS: Jewish Causes, Health, Education & Youth, Arts & Culture, Women

OVERVIEW: Kenneth Edlow, his wife Mary, and family move their philanthropy through the Edlow Family Fund, which gave away around $3.5 million in a recent year. Interests include Jewish causes, health, and education. Apart from the East Coast, the family has ties to Los Angeles. 

BACKGROUND: Kenneth L. Edlow graduated from the Wharton School and joined investment firm Bear Stearns, where he worked as corporate secretary

ISSUES: 

JEWISH CAUSES: Funds have gone to Institute for Jewish Spirit, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Associated Jewish Charities, and Temple Beth Elohim.

HEALTH: Mary Edlow was a Freudian therapist and the family has supported Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation and NY Psychoanalytic Society. Other grantees include Tufts Medical Center, Glaucoma Research, Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, and Planned Parenthood Foundation. The Edlow’s sons are doctors in the Boston and Baltimore areas.

Mary has funded a Teachers College Sexual/Reproductive Literacy Project to “help young people understand their own attitudes toward sex and parenting.” Other grantees include Downtown Women’s Center and the Pregnancy Foundation.

EDUCATION & YOUTH: Grantees include Alliance for Children’s Rights, Spence School, Trinity School, Dalton School, New Yorkers for Children, and Yale.

ARTS & CULTURE: Edlow chairs the board of The American Numismatic Society, “a New York City-based organization dedicated to the study of coins and medals.” The Edlows steadily support the organization, as well as Public Theater, The Met, Circle X Theatre, and Geffen Playhouse. The Edlow's daughter is an actress.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the family’s steady philanthropy to continue on both coasts.

CONTACT:

The Edlow Family Fund
35 E. 85th St., Apt. 5-E
New York City, NY 10028