Murray and Laura Huberfeld

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Platinum Partners, Centurion Credit Management

JEWISH FUNDING AREAS: Jewish causes, Education, Health

OVERVIEW: Murray Huberfeld, his wife Laura and family move their philanthropy through the Huberfeld Family Foundation. The family strongly supports Jewish organizations in New York City and far beyond, including Israel. Education is another interest. In the wake of legal trouble, it's unclear what direction this family's giving will take.

BACKGROUND: Murray Huberfeld attended Brooklyn College. He founded Centurion Credit Management LP in 2005 and has been involved with such companies as Platinum Partners.

ISSUES:

JEWISH CAUSES:  Huberfeld and family via their foundation are steady supporters of the Chabad-Lubavich movement. They've supported a range of Chabads around the country including Chabad at Purdue, Chabad in the Hills in California, and Chabad of Boca Raton. The family has also given significant support to Congregation Ahavas Tzdokah V’Chesed in Brooklyn, as well as places like Rabbinical Academy of Venice. Huberfeld was part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) delegation that met with Pope Benedict XVI last decade. The Huberfelds via their foundation have supported SWC (Huberfeld is no longer on the board), as well as American Committee for Shaare Zedek.

EDUCATION: Apart from Jewish schools, the family has supported Manhattan High School.

HEALTH: Grantees have included Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Mt. Sinai Diabetes Center, and American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

LOOKING FORWARD: Huberfeld has been mired in legal trouble, with Platinum's main hedge fund being forced to close, among other developments. It's unclear what impact this will have on the family's giving.

CONTACT:

The Huberfeld Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact, but below is an address:

Huberfeld Family Foundation
152 W. 57th St.
New York City, NY 10019
Telephone: (212) 581-0500

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