Arcus Foundation

Arcus Foundation

Arcus Foundation



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Company Description

Founded in 2000 by Jon Stryker, the Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation advancing pressing social justice and conservation issues. Specifically, Arcus works to advance LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) equality, as well as to conserve and protect the great apes.The Arcus Foundation works globally and has offices in Kalamazoo, Mich., New York City and Cambridge, UK.

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Executives & Employees

Co-Executive Director

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Evaluation & Strategy Senior Advisor

Deputy Director LGBT Programs/Director of R&V Programs

Captive Apes Program Director

Vice President Communications

Co-Executive Director


Financial Reporting & Analysis Director

Board of Directors

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

President & Chief Executive Officer at United Cerebral Palsy

Co-Founder at D&P Creative Strategies LLC

Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University

Member, Board of Directors at Arcus Foundation

Member, Board of Directors at Arcus Foundation

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Investment Advisor

Summit Rock Advisors develops an asset allocation plan for each client after acquiring an understanding of the client's financial situation and investment goals. The asset allocation plan is customized to reflect the client's time horizon, liquidity requirements, tax position, and any other specific situations or circumstances that warrant consideration. It seeks to strike a balance between preserving wealth and seeking attractive returns. Summit Rock also strives to mitigate unnecessary risk, by achieving adequate diversification by investment strategy, manager, geography, sector and vintage year.Summit Rock's approach to asset allocation emphasizes diversification across five key dimensions: (1) geography (2) asset category (3) investment strategy (4) return driver and (5) liquidity. In implementing a client's asset allocation, Summit Rock seeks to achieve the optimal balance among these five dimensions based on each client's circumstances. Following the implementation of the asset allocation plan, Summit Rock monitors clients assets on an ongoing basis to ensure they remain appropriately positioned.Summit Rock's analytical work with respect to asset allocation is based on (1) academic financial theory (2) proprietary quantitative analysis (3) the professional experience of Summit Rocks principals and employees and (4) the Summit Rock team's active engagement with thought leaders within the investment management industry.In addition to asset allocation, Summit Rock considers manager selection an important source of investment returns and a key tool for risk management. Each Summit Rock portfolio has a specific investment focus. Summit Rock portfolios generally seek to achieve their respective investment objectives through investments in unaffiliated private funds and the retention of unaffiliated sub-advisers. Private funds and managers are chosen carefully by Summit Rocks Investment Committee following extensive investment and operational due diligence.Summit Rock's investment process includes quantitative and qualitative manager research, portfolio construction considerations and a variety of Operational Risk Management (ORM) processes. In selecting a manager, Summit Rock considers the merits of the investment program alongside the integrity of the business and operational infrastructure. In order to balance return and risk potential, Summit Rock integrates their investment decision-making process with their operational risk management process to form a holistic view of the managers return potential, considered in the context of a wide array of risks including market risk, liquidity risk and key man risk. The firm generally seeks to place the Summit Rock portfolios capital with well-established investment managers that have a history of strong performance, careful risk management, strict operational controls and institutional third party service providers.

Public Relations

CMGRP, Inc. provides public relations services. It offers strategic marketing communications, media relations, public affairs, reputation, issues management and corporate communications counseling services. The firm also offers web relations, advocacy advertising, market research and visual communications services. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Legal Advisor

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP provides legal services. The company focuses on commercial law and litigation. Their clients include a diverse group of institutions and individuals: from pharmaceutical and medical device companies to major media and publishing empires, from cultural landmarks to famous entertainers, from consumer products to sophisticated financial products, from foreign companies seeking to transact business on United States stock exchanges to United States companies doing business abroad. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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