NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Jones Lang LaSalle; real estate investor
FUNDING AREAS: Jewish Causes, Policy, Education & Youth, Health & Human Services
OVERVIEW: Steven Rotter and his wife Robin move their philanthropy through the Steven J. and Robin Rotter Foundation. Giving strongly prioritizes Jewish organizations, particularly in the New York City area. The Rotters direct smaller sums to policy and human services.
BACKGROUND: Steven Rotter graduated with a bachelors degree in business communications from University of Arizona. He worked for Golden Gate Financial Group, a San Francisco Hedge Fund, and owned and managed Homevestors, a residential rehabilitation company in Chicago. He spent four years working on the corporate services team at Newmark Knight Frank. Rotter is a managing director in the corporate advisory services group of Jones Lang LaSalle.
JEWISH CAUSES: Rotter sits on the board of the UJA Federation of New York, which the couple supports. Other grantees include American Jewish World Service, Birthright Israel Foundation, Center for Jewish History, and CLAL, a leadership training institute, think tank, and resource center.
POLICY: The Rotters have supported ACLU Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU).
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Funds have gone to Ithaca College and Brandeis University.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees include Citymeals on Wheels, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Smile Train, and Food Bank of New York City. Many of these donations are under $1,000 annually.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the couple's support of select Jewish institutions to continue. Perhaps more money will stream to some of the Rotter family's other interest areas.
The Steven J and Robin Rotter Family Foundation
110 E. 59th Street, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10022