Health Is One Huge Interest of This Finance Veteran

Lloyd P. Zuckerberg was once vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and a long-running partner of the firm.  I've been digging into many of Goldman's biggest winners who owned a stake in the company prior to the investment giant's 1999 IPO. Zuckerberg, once the firm's largest single shareholders according to the New York Times, actually retired in 1998, likely losing out on shares worth about $200 million. In 2004, Zuckerberg founded Samson Capital Advisors.

The Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation was founded all the way back in 1980, a few years after Zuckerberg made partner at Goldman. The vehicle flies under the radar unfortunately, with a minimal web presence, and no clear avenues to get in touch. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation held some $14.7 million in assets and gave away around $5.6 million. The family, through their foundation, has been steady in their support of Jewish outfits, particularly Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. The University is home to Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research. The Zuckerbergs have also strongly supported health outfits, forces which involve board memberships, as well as a rather personal stakes.

Zuckerberg once chaired the board of North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System (now Norwell Health), the site of the Zuckerberg Pavillion. The family through their foundation gave more than $1.6 million to North Shore LIJ Health System Foundation in a recent fiscal year. Zuckerberg also sits on the board of trustees of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which received a $2 million grant from the couple in the most recent fiscal year. Cold Spring Harbor in New York is a "a private, nonprofit institution with research programs focusing on cancer, neuroscience, plant genetics, genomics and quantitative biology."

The Zuckerbergs have also funded outfits like American Red Cross In Greater NY, NYU Langone Medical Center, Child Mind Institute, United Cerebral Palsy, The Society Of MSKCC, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Two other recent grantees worth talking about here are myFace, formerly known as National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction, and Operation Smile, a children's charity that provides surgeries for children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. These issues have affected the family personally. Barbara serves as president of myFace, and daughter Dina serves as director of family programs. 

For a more complete look at Roy Zuckerberg's philanthropy, click on the link below.

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