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Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund & Foundation

Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund
ONE LOMBARD ST STE 303
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111
Phone:
415-788-1090
Fax: 415-788-7890
Email: andrea@goldmanprize.org
Website: www.goldmanfund.org

EIN: 94-6064502

Exempt since January 1953

Profile: Large grants to extremely anti-capitalist groups, ironically supported by an investment portfolio (2000) containing shares of Enron, Texaco,  common stock.

Source of wealth: Gifts of Rhoda H. Goldman (1924-1996), investor and businessman (Surdna is Andrus spelled backwards). His Arlington Chemical Company manufactured medicines and distributed them worldwide. His investments included buildings and land in Minneapolis, Minnesota, large timber tracts in Northern California, mineral-rich acres in New Mexico as well as significant land holdings in Florida, New Jersey and Alaska. In his 60s, he was elected mayor of Yonkers, New York, followed by four terms in the U.S. Congress. He held long-term posts as a trustee of Wesleyan University and as a director of New York Life Insurance Company.
 

Fund Board of Directors
RICHARD N GOLDMAN, PRESIDENT John D. Goldman, Vice President
Douglas E. Goldman, Vice President Susan R. Gelman, Vice President
Lisa M. Goldman, Vice President Marcia L. Goldman, Vice President
Michael C. Gelman, Vice President CHARLES F. GREENE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY

Profiles of board members:

RICHARD N. GOLDMAN, PRESIDENT (Shown with wife Rhoda, who died in 1996)
W
idower of Rhoda Haas Goldman
, daughter of Walter Haas, and great-grandneice of Levi Strauss, founder of the privately held clothing company that bears his name. Strauss was childless and left his company to four nephews, one of whom was Sigmund Stern, Rhoda's maternal grandfather.
Chairman, Richard N. Goldman & Co. Insurance Services.
President, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.
Numerous board memberships, honorary degree recipient, awards of recognition.

John D. Goldman, Vice President CEO, Richard N. Goldman & Co. Insurance Services; President, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco; President, San Francisco Symphony; son of Richard & Rhoda Goldman; trustee, Swarthmore College

Douglas E. Goldman, Vice President Retired emergency physician; chair, Certain Software; founder, the Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center.; chair, Stern Grove Festival Assn.; son of Levi Strauss heirs Richard & Rhoda Goldman; trustee, the Goldman Environmental Foundation.; president, the Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund

Susan R. Gelman, Vice President Former member, the President's Advisory Council on the Arts; Trustee, WETA; daughter of Richard & Rhoda Goldman

Lisa M. Goldman, Vice President Wife of Douglas E. Goldman

Marcia L. Goldman, Vice President Co-Chairman, Theaterworks; wife of John D. Goldman

Michael C. Gelman, Vice President President, Gelman Rosenberg & Freedman; Campaign Chair, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; Member, University of Maryland Board of Regents

CHARLES F. GREENE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY (Executive Director) Succeeded Duane Silverstein as executive director, 1999. Formerly executive director of the Volunteer Center of San Francisco.

Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation
121 STEUART STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105
EIN: 94-3238864
Exempt since 1996

Board of Directors
HAROLD ZLOT, TREASURER DONALD SEILER, SECRETARY
PHYLLIS COOK, ASSISTANT SECRETARY RICHARD N GOLDMAN, PRESIDENT

Description: A family foundation created in the late 1990s to fund radical groups from its beginning.

 


 

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