Cultivators of Culture: Henry Kravis

Henry Kravis

Henry Kravis is a legend in the fields of finance and philanthropy. After revolutionizing how the world sees private equity (namely leveraged buyouts) Kravis forged on to revamp the way society’s elite give back. Recognizing the power of education and how it fuels social consciousness, movements, and productivity, he has donated millions to both his alma maters, Claremont McKenna College and Columbia Business School. Kravis enforces his commitment to philanthropy by offering scholarships and financial incentives for non-profits to use innovative strategies while benefitting society as a whole. The Robin Hood Foundation is a non-profit to which he and his wife, Marie-Josee Kravis have been particularly generous. The Robin Hood Foundation aims to improve the lives of New York residents living in poverty. While education, business, and supporting non-profits are causes to which he maintains his financial allegiance, he has also consistently supported the arts which include Museum of Modern Art (where his wife, Marie-Josee Kravis is President), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New York City Ballet, to name a few.

To read more about Henry Kravis’ impact on business, philanthropy, and our culture as a whole, click on the link!



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