NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Long Light Capital
FUNDING AREAS: Environment, Global, Education
OVERVIEW: Philip Korsant, his wife Catherine, and family move their philanthropy through the Korsant Family Foundation, which gave away $163,000 in a recent year. Korsant is on the board of trustees of National Resources Defense Council; the family steadily supports environmental organizations.
BACKGROUND: Philip Korsant was born in Miami, Florida, and received a degree in economics from the University of Miami. He arrived in New York in 1970 and worked for Ziff Corporation, eventually serving as president. Korsant went on to Korsant Partners, now Long Light Capital.
ENVIRONMENT: Korsant is a trustee of National Resources Defense Council, which the family has supported. The Korsants have supported Everglades Foundation, The Climate Reality Project, Wildlife Conservation Society, Sierra Club Foundation, and Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust in Connecticut.
GLOBAL: The family has supported global organizations Doctors Without Borders, Hope for Haiti, and Smile Train.
EDUCATION: Korsant supports his alma mater, University of Miami.
LOOKING FORWARD: The family has steadily backed select environmental organizations. What's less clear is if more money will move in the coming years. The couple's two children may also become forces.
Korsant Family Foundation
35 Ocean Reef Drive, No 142
Key Largo, FL 33037