Kevin Toner and Yodon Thonden

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. 


ENVIRONMENT: Toner sits on the board of Earthjustice, which he steadily supports via Isdell Foundation with his wife Yodon. Other grantees have included Open Space Institute and Crow Creek Conservation Alliance.

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

(212) 842-8900