Reuben Jeffery III

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FUNDING AREAS: Policy, Human Services, Arts & Culture

OVERVIEW: Reuben Jeffery moves his philanthropy through the Jeffery Foundation. Policy is a top interest; his board memberships include the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Economic Forum’s Council on Systemic Financial Risk.

BACKGROUND: Rueben Jeffery holds a BA from Yale and a JD and MBA from Stanford University. He spent nearly 20 years at Goldman Sachs, making partner, and later joined Rockefeller & Co., serving as CEO. Jeffery also served in government after 9/11.


POLICY: Jeffery served in government as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and as a special assistant to the President on the staff of the National Security Council.

Given this background, it’s no surprise that a component of Jeffery's giving focuses on policy. He serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, and the World Economic Forum’s Council on Systemic Financial Risk. Via his foundation, he’s supported places like The Atlantic Council, Hudson Institute, Center for Strategic and International Studies, The Asia Foundation, and The Trilateral Commission.

HUMAN SERVICES: Some of the human services organizations Jeffery has supported focus on the armed forces. He has supported Air Force Aid Society and Army Emergency Relief, as well as Bridge House, which deals with substance abuse.

ARTS & CULTURE: Grantees have included Manhattan Theatre Club, The George W. Bush Foundation, National Gallery of Art, and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect Jeffery to stick with his established interest areas, with a particular eye towards policy.


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

The Jeffery Foundation
1185 6th Ave.
New York City, NY 10036