William A. McIntosh

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Salomon Brothers, Salomon Smith Barney

FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Arts & Culture, Religious, Health & Human Services 

OVERVIEW: William McIntosh and family move their philanthropy through the McIntosh Foundation, which gave away a little under $790,000 in a recent year. Chicago and the Northeast are regions of giving. McIntosh supports schools, including Catholic and parochial schools. Another interest is the arts.

BACKGROUND: William Alexander McIntosh graduated from Xavier University. McIntosh spent a long and distinguished career with Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney, serving for two decades as managing director and as a member of the company's executive committee. He retired after 34 years at Salomon and went on to teach finance as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He lives in Kenilworth, Illinois, outside Chicago. 


EDUCATION & YOUTH: McIntosh is on the board of Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he's both a parent and a grandparent. The family supports the school as well as Chicago Jesuit Academy (McIntosh chairs the board), Epiphany School, John Marshall Law School, St. Mary's Missionary School in Minnesota, Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester, and Tulane University. Away from Chicagoland, the family has ties to Boston, Minnesota and Los Angeles. 

ARTS & CULTURE: Grantees include Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre (ABT), where McIntosh is a trustee. McIntosh has been involved with ABT for years.

RELIGIOUS: The McIntoshes have supported Community of St. Sabina, St. Benedict the African Parish, and Catholic Extension, a "national fundraising organization which supports and strengthens poor mission dioceses across the United States."

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees include Northshore University Healthcare, MD Anderson Cancer Care Center, and Catholic Charities of Chicago. 

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the family to continue to support its interest areas. We'll watch as the next generation of McIntosh family philanthropy emerges. The family's ties to multiple regions of the country should be remembered. 


McIntosh Foundation
525 Sheridan Road
Kenilworth, IL 60043
(847) 256-1975