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The Laurie M. Tisch Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The Laurie M. Tisch Foundation, Inc.

655 Madison Ave., 11th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10065-8043

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $122,496,674

Total giving: $14,163,475






Established in 1992 in NY and DE - Founded by the late Preston Robert Tisch and Joan H. Tisch, S. Donald Sussman, and the Sussman Family Foundation. Preston Robert Tisch was co-owner of Loews Corporation and proceeded to diversify the business to include a hotel chain, a tobacco company, an insurance firm, and an offshore drilling company. He was also co-owner of the National Football League's New York Giants from 1991 until his death in 2005.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the arts; funding also for education and social services.

Fields of Interest

  • Art museums
  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Human services
  • Performing arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Multipurpose centers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $122,496,674 (market value)

Gifts received: $28,791,749

Expenditures: $15,486,341

Total giving: $14,163,475

Qualifying distributions: $15,305,712