NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Viatel, S. Goldman Advisors
FUNDING AREAS: Jewish Causes
OVERVIEW: Sheldon Goldman moves his philanthropy through the Armonia Foundation, through which he supports select institutions in the Jewish community. Most giving is in the Northeast. Annual grantmaking has been modest lately.
BACKGROUND: Sheldon Goldman graduated with a B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1981, a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1984 and a Master's in Tax Law from Georgetown University Law Center in 1985. He managed M&A efforts globally for Viatel, a Dublin-based telecoms operator, and later founded S. Goldman Advisors and S. Goldman Asset Management.
JEWISH CAUSES: Goldman, via his foundation, has supported Northwestern University - Hillel (Goldman chairs the board), Young Israel of White Plains, Yad Avraham Institute, Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester, and religious institution Chevrat Pinto in New York City, which has received strong support.
LOOKING FORWARD: It's unclear how much money is waiting in the wings here but expect Goldman's support of Jewish institutions to continue.
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