NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Aristeia Capital
FUNDING AREAS: Environment, Global Development in Tibet, Arts
OVERVIEW: In 1994, Toner endowed The Isdell Foundation which currently has substantial programs supporting environmental programs and Tibetan self-determination. Toner sits on the board of Earthjustice.
BACKGROUND: Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1964, Kevin Toner graduated from Columbia University in 1986 with a B.A. in economics. He was a managing director at UBS Securities. In 1997, Toner cofounded Aristeia Capital, which invests in alternative strategies for U.S. and offshore individuals and institutions.
TIBET: Isdell Foundation Executive Director Yodon Thonden serves on the board of directors of The Tibet Fund, and plays a leading role in this area. The couple supports The Tibet Fund, as well as Buddhist Film Foundation, Tibetan Community Development Fund, Students for a Free Tibet, and Tibet Justice Center.
ARTS: Grantees have included Nikita Productions, which produces theater and film; and LilySarahGraceFund, which is "committed to supporting teachers in underfunded public elementary schools to reach all learners through the arts."
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the couple to continue steadily supporting their select interest areas.
Applications should include a detailed explanation of the purposes and objectives of the program and sent to:
Kevin Toner c/o Ansteia Capital LLC,
1140 Avenue of the Americas,
11th Floor New York, NY 10036