NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Goldman Sachs
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Jewish Causes, Health, Arts & Culture
OVERVIEW: Jon Winkelried and his wife, Abby, conduct their philanthropy through the Jon and Abby Winkelried Foundation. They support education and youth, Jewish causes, health, and arts and culture.
BACKGROUND: New Jersey native Jon Winkelried attended the University of Chicago, where he received an undergraduate degree and an MBA. He began his career as an intern at Goldman Sachs in 1982, eventually working his way up to president and co-COO. Winkelried retired from Goldman Sachs in 2009. In 2015 he joined the San Francisco-based private equity firm TPG as co-CEO. Abby Wikelried is a preschool teacher.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: The Winkelrieds’ education and youth funding supports both higher education and causes in their native New York-New Jersey area. They are longtime supporters of Vanderbilt University, where all three of their children studied, and where Jon serves on the board of trustees. Another grantee is Columbia University and the Kinderfrogs preschool at Columbia’s Teacher’s College. In New Jersey, the Winkelrieds support GlassRoots, which aims to “ignite and build the creative and economic vitality of greater Newark” through “underserved youth and young adults.”
JEWISH CAUSES: The Winkelrieds have supported Jewish causes on the local and national levels. Grantees include the Congregation B'nai Jeshurun Fund, the American Jewish Committee, the UJA Federation of New York, the World Council of Synagogues, and the Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania.
HEALTH: The couple invest broadly in health causes. Jon Winkelried serves on the board of overseers of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Other past grantees include New York University’s Langone Medical Center, amfAR and the Hospital for Special Surgery.
ARTS & CULTURE: Jon Winkelried raises competitive ranch and roping horses at his Colorado ranches and has supported the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. In Oregon, the Winkelrieds have supported the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the Portland Art Museum.
LOOKING FORWARD: Winkelried is still very much engaged in business, so his giving may expand in coming years.
The Jon and Abby Winkelried Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:
The Jon & Abby Winkelried Foundation
Bowling Green Sta., P.O. Box 73
New York City, NY 10274