NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Goldman Sachs
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture, Jewish Causes
OVERVIEW: Steven Mnuchin moves philanthropy through the Steven and Heather Mnuchin Foundation, which gave away around $463,000 in a recent year. (Heather is Mnuchin's ex-wife.) He's supported education and health through his foundation. Los Angeles and New York are in focus.
BACKGROUND: Born in 1962 in New York City, Steven Mnuchin graduated from Yale University in 1985 and joined Goldman Sachs, where he worked for nearly two decades. Mnuchin rose to CIO at Goldman Sachs. After Goldman, he worked for and founded several hedge funds. He's also worked as a Hollywood financier and founded Dune Entertainment, now RatPac-Dune Entertainment. In 2017, Mnuchin was appointed Secretary of the Treasury by President Trump.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Mnuchin supports Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. He is an alum of the private school. He has also supported The John Thomas Dye School.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees include UCLA Medical Center, Venice Family Clinic, Cedars Sinai, Prostate Cancer Foundation, and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Mnuchin recently married Louise Linton, an actress, whose mother passed away from breast cancer.
ARTS & CULTURE: Mnuchin has supported MOCA, Motion Picture & Television Fund, and Yellowstone Art Museum.
JEWISH CAUSES: Mnuchin was born into a Jewish family and through his foundation has supported Temple Emanu-El, Park East Synagogue, and Kehillat Israel, a synagogue in Los Angeles.
LOOKING FORWARD: We'll have to watch how Louise influences Mnuchin's philanthropy going forward. Louise once volunteered in Africa and has written, with some controversy, about her experiences. Perhaps the couple's giving will include a global component. Given Mnuchin's role in government, policy is another possibility. Mnuchin has supported the Milken Institute in Los Angeles.
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