NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Spear, Leeds & Kellogg
FUNDING AREAS: Health, Education, Human Services, Religious
OVERVIEW: Robert Luckow and family move their philanthropy through the Luckow Family Foundation. The Luckows have given particularly strong support to Villanova University, and to The Valley Hospital in New Jersey, out of forces personal in nature. The family has strong ties to New Jersey.
BACKGROUND: Robert W. Luckow began working at 19 as a floor page and went on to serve as CEO of brokerage giant Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, which sold to Goldman Sachs for $7 billion.
HEALTH: The Luckows have given millions to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, including a $5 million gift to establish the Michael R. Luckow Heart Center. The forces here are personal as Luckow’s nephew and godson, Michael, passed away from a heart attack when he was in his mid-40s. Luckow was once chairman of the board of Valley Hospital Foundation, of which he is an honorary trustee.
Grantees have included Quest Autism Foundation, American Heart Association, Cure Breast Cancer Fund, Wycoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Adaptive Sports Foundation.
EDUCATION: The couple’s daughter, Stefanie, is a Villanova University graduate and the family has strongly supported the school. The university is home to the Luckow Family Endowed Chair in English Literature and the Luckow Family Endowed Fund for Scholarships in Education. Other grantees have included The Forum School Foundation and Academy of Holy Angels.
HUMAN SERVICES: The Luckow family, via their foundation, has supported Homeless Solutions and Windham Community Food Bank.
RELIGIOUS: The family has supported local churches St. Elizabeth Church and Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, where Stefanie was married.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Luckows to continue funding their interest areas, with an eye toward New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic.
The Luckow Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:
The Luckow Family Foundation
48 Wall Street 25th Floor
New York, NY 10005