NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Brahman Capital Corp.
FUNDING AREAS: Jewish causes
OVERVIEW: Mitchell Kuflik and his wife Karen move their philanthropy through The Mitchell and Karen Kuflik Charitable Foundation, which gave away around $2.8 million in a recent fiscal year. The couple's giving through their foundation focuses on Jewish causes in the New York City area and beyond.
BACKGROUND: Mitchell A. Kuflik received an AB in economics from Harvard University in 1984. He is a founding partner, principal, and portfolio manager at Brahman Capital Corp in New York.
JEWISH CAUSES: The Kuflik family supports a range of Jewish organizations annually, including Jewish agencies, temples, and schools. Giving has an East Coast focus. Grantees include Aish Hatorah New York, Congregation Tiferes Tzvi, Congregation Kirov Krovim, UJA Federation of New York, SAR Academy in the Bronx, NY Synagogue and Torah Center, Queens College Hillel, Chabad House at Harvard, and Project Inspire, whose mission is to "create an outreach movement that trains, empowers, and activates a critical mass of the Torah observant community to reach out, and facilitate their involvement in effective Jewish outreach."
OTHER: Support has gone to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, " a private, nonprofit institution with research programs focusing on cancer, neuroscience, plant genetics, genomics, and quantitative biology."
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the bulk of the Kuflik family's giving to remain focused on the Jewish community.
The Mitchell and Karen Kuflik Charitable Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact, but below is an address:
Mitchell and Karen Kuflik Charitable Foundation
15 Franklin Ln.
Harrison, NY 10528
Telephone: (212) 681-9797