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SYZYGY Foundation, Inc.

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Last Updated: 2016-02-08

At A Glance

SYZYGY Foundation, Inc.

5420 W. 61st Pl., P.O. Box 918

Shawnee Mission, KS United States 66201

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $2,155,844

Total giving: $77,000

EIN

481250583

BRIDGE Number

2514638858

Background

Established in 2001 in KS - Founded by John C. Kornitzer, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest. Jamie Lee Curtis is a film and television actress best known for her roles in the films "Halloween," "The Fog," "Prom Night," " A Fish Called Wanda," and "True Lies" for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Curtis also authored a number of children's books, including "Big Words for Little People," "My Friend Jay," and "Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day" which was listed on the New York Times best-seller list for 9 weeks. Christopher Guest, husband to Ms. Curtis, is a screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor and comedian, who is best known for his role in the "mockumentary" film "This is Spinal Tap." He has also been seen in the films "The Princess Bride," "The Long Riders," "Mrs. Henderson Presents" and "A Few Good Men." As a co-writer and director, Guest made the Hollywood satire "The Big Picture." On television, he is known for his work on the NBC comedy series "Saturday Night Live."

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Health

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $2,155,844 (market value)

Expenditures: $86,001

Total giving: $77,000

Qualifying distributions: $77,000

Giving activities include:

$77,000 for 7 grants (high: $20,000; low: $1,000)