Three Things to Know About Peter Weinberg's Philanthropy

Peter A. Weinberg is a cofounder of Perella Weinberg Partners, an independent advisory and asset management firm with approximately $8.6 billion in commitments from institutional and private investors around the world. Prior to Perella Weinberg, he worked at Goldman Sachs, where both Weinberg's grandfather and father held prominent roles. Weinberg attended Deerfield Academy, received an undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Weinberg has also been involved in philanthropy, though it's unclear how much he's worth. The Peter A. and Deborah L. Weinberg Family Foundation, which he runs with his wife, held some $13 million in assets recently and gave away around $2 million. This foundation doesn't have much of a web presence or a clear way to get in touch, but here are a few must-knows:

1. The Foundation Supports Education

The foundation has given recent grants to Middlebury College, which received $250,000 in 2014, Columbia University, Smith College Fund, and Claremont McKenna College (CMC). Weinberg has also supported Kravis Leadership Institute at CMC, whose aim is to "to be a premier academic center for the promotion and understanding of responsible, innovative leadership and to provide unique opportunities for CMC students to develop as outstanding real world leaders in the public, private and social sectors." The institute was established by fellow CMC alumnus and Wall Streeter Henry Kravis.

On the K-12 front, the foundation has funded King's Academy in Sunnyvale, California, which received $750,000 in 2014, Harlem Village Academies, and Inner City Scholarship Fund. A component of this philanthropy also involves outfits that work with students with learning differences. To that end, recent grantees include Winston Preparatory School and Cook Center for Learning and Development. Sums have also gone to youth outfits such as Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich and Abilis, which "provides assistance to adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families in Lower Fairfield County, Connecticut."

2. Sums Have Also Gone to Health Outfits

Recent grantees include Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, which received $525,000 in the 2014 fiscal year.

3. Assorted Support Has Gone Elsewhere

A component of the Weinbergs' philanthropy involves Jewish outfits such as Temple Sholom. Funds have also recently gone to Central Park Conservancy.

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