Michael and Elizabeth Fascitelli

NET WORTH: Unknown 

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Goldman Sachs, Vornado Realty Trust

FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Health, Arts & Culture, Human Services, Environment

OVERVIEW: Michael and Elizabeth Fascitelli, and their family move their philanthropy through the Fascitelli Family Foundation, which gave away around $1.2 million in a recent year. The family supports their schools. Other interests include health and the arts. New York City serves as a region of giving. 

BACKGROUND: Michael D. Fascitelli graduated from University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in industrial engineering and from Harvard with an MBA in 1982. He joined McKinsey & Company and in 1985 joined the real estate department at Goldman Sachs. He became partner in 1992 and was head of the real estate investment banking business. In 1996, he became president of Vornado Realty Trust, and later CEO.

Elizabeth Cogan Fascitelli has an A.B. from Dartmouth and an MBA from Harvard University. She is a partner at Goldman Sachs and is COO of the Merchant Banking Division.

ISSUES:

EDUCATION & YOUTH: The family strongly supports Elizabeth's alma mater Dartmouth, where she sits on the board of trustees. Other grantees include Rockefeller University (Fascitelli sits on the board), Brown University (the couple are parents), Trinity College, Prep for Prep, St. Aloysius School, De La Salle Academy, Phillips Academy (Beth is an alumna), and Gateway School.

HEALTH: Strong support has gone to Child Mind Institute, where the couple are on the board of directors. Other grantees include St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, National MS Society, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

ARTS & CULTURE: Grantees include Whitney Museum, Creative Art Works, Manhattan Theatre Club, Underground Museum, and International Center for Photography.

HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees include Robin Hood Foundation and Catholic Relief Services.

OTHER: The couple are steady patrons of Urban Land Institute, "which provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide." Fascitelli is on the board of ULI Foundation. They've supported Jewish organizations including Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the family's steady giving to continue, tracking with established interest areas.

CONTACT:

Fascitelli Family Foundation
170 East End Avenue, Apt 17 A/B
New York, NY  10128