Robert A. Day

Chief Executive Officer at W.M. Keck Foundation, Inc.

Robert A. Day

Robert A. Day

Chief Executive Officer at W.M. Keck Foundation, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

W.M. Keck Foundation, Inc.
TCW Capital Investment Corp.
Climax Molybdenum Marketing Corporation

RelSci Relationships

3652

Primary Location

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Number of Boards

22

Birthday

1943 - Los Angeles, CA, United States

Age

78

Number of Awards

4

Estimated Net Worth

$1.2B

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Co-Founding Partner at Freeman Spogli Management Co. LP

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Vice Chairman at The Music Center

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Of Counsel at O'Melveny & Myers LLP

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation

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Former General Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

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Co-President at W.M. Keck Foundation, Inc.

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Co-President & Director at W.M. Keck Foundation, Inc.

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Senior Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Rising Realty Partners LLC

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Family Members
Ex-Spouse
Member, Board of Trustees at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Museum Associates operates museums and organizes art exhibits. The company shares its collection through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Spouse
Former Member, Southern California Regional Board at United States Fund for UNICEF

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF was established in 1947 and is the oldest of the 37 national committees that support UNICEF. Since its creation, it has provided more than $1.3 billion in cash and gifts-in-kind to support UNICEF’s worldwide programmes, with special emphasis on immunization, girls’ education, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and emergency relief. The Fund is based in New York and has chapter offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles, as well as smaller volunteer committees across the country. Staff and supporters are involved in a wide variety of efforts – from the Campaign to Save Mothers and Babies from Tetanus and the sale of UNICEF greeting cards and gifts, to efforts to secure an annual contribution from the U.S. Government to UNICEF.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Economics
Class of 1965

As one of the nation's most selective private liberal arts colleges, CMC sits among the intellectually-stimulating, socially-fulfilling, seven-college community known as The Claremont Colleges, a system modeled after England's Oxford University. Founded in 1946, CMC is the youngest of the nation's top colleges and enrolls approximately 1,200 students. Claremont McKenna College (CMC) educates its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in economics, government and public affairs. CMC's strong grounding in the liberal arts, together with its emphasis on economics, government, and international relations, attracts students who approach education pragmatically and who intend to make a difference in the world. With this broad-based foundation graduates leave CMC well prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Many go on to pursue careers in law, business, government, foreign service, international relations, public policy, museum administration, science and education, or to pursue graduate study. The College's cutting-edge research institutes provide students unprecedented opportunities to work alongside their professors and discover how what they learn in the classroom links to life in the world behond. The world comes to Claremont McKenna through a vibrant and renowned speakers series in which world leaders, thinkers, artists and visionaries visit campus through the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and other public programming. In September 2007, Robert A. Day, the Founder and Chairman of The TCW Group, Inc., pledged a $200 million personal gift to establish the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and its unique programs. This was the largest recorded gift to a liberal arts institution, the largest gift in the field of finance and economics, and among the top 20 largest gifts ever given to a college or university. Through his generosity, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance now offers multiple programs, including a Master of Arts in Finance degree

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

Center for Strategic & International Studies, Inc. provides strategic insights & policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. Its projects focus on areas such as AIDS, arms control, conflict resolution, NATO, the environment, immigration, intelligence, trade, health care, OPEC, space policy, and terrorism. The company was founded in 1962 by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Graduate Member
Current

The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Current

The W. M. Keck Foundation is an American charitable foundation supporting scientific, engineering, and medical research in the United States. It was founded in 1954 by William Myron Keck, founder and president of Superior Oil Company (now part of ExxonMobil). The Foundation's trust fund currently has assets in excess of $1 billion.

Professional
Prior

White, Weld & Co. LLC is an American private company located in New York, NY. The firm provides financial services.

Chief Executive Officer
Prior
Boards & Committees
Chairman
Current

Oakmont Corp., the family investment company for Robert A. Day, is a hedge fund manager located in Los Angeles and invests primarily in the stocks of US large-cap companies in the finance, non-energy minerals and health technology sectors. The firm maintains a high turnover rate.

Director
2002 - 2009

Société Générale SA provides banking and financial services. It operates through the following business segments: French Retail Banking, International Retail Banking & Financial Services, and Global Banking & Investor Solutions. The French Retail Banking segment includes the domestic networks Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord and Boursorama. The International Retail Banking & Financial Services segment consists of international retail banking including consumer finance activities; financial services to corporate; and insurance activities. The Global Banking and Investor Solutions segment comprises of global markets and investor services; financing and advisory; asset and wealth management. The company was founded on May 4, 1864 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Director
2000 - 2006

Sooner Holdings, Inc. owns the Syntroleum Process for Fischer-Tropsch (FT) conversion of synthesis gas derived from biomass, coal, natural gas and other carbon-based feedstocks into liquid hydrocarbons, the Synfining Process for upgrading FT liquid hydrocarbons into middle distillate products such as synthetic diesel and jet fuels, and the Bio-Synfining technology for converting animal fat and vegetable oil feedstocks into middle distillate products such as renewable diesel and jet fuel. The company is focused on siting, engineering and constructing a plant that produces clean renewable synthetic diesel and jet fuel using low grade fats and greases as feedstock. It was founded by Kenneth L. Agee on November 15, 1984 and is headquartered in Tulsa, OK.

Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees
1970 - Current

As one of the nation's most selective private liberal arts colleges, CMC sits among the intellectually-stimulating, socially-fulfilling, seven-college community known as The Claremont Colleges, a system modeled after England's Oxford University. Founded in 1946, CMC is the youngest of the nation's top colleges and enrolls approximately 1,200 students. Claremont McKenna College (CMC) educates its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in economics, government and public affairs. CMC's strong grounding in the liberal arts, together with its emphasis on economics, government, and international relations, attracts students who approach education pragmatically and who intend to make a difference in the world. With this broad-based foundation graduates leave CMC well prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Many go on to pursue careers in law, business, government, foreign service, international relations, public policy, museum administration, science and education, or to pursue graduate study. The College's cutting-edge research institutes provide students unprecedented opportunities to work alongside their professors and discover how what they learn in the classroom links to life in the world behond. The world comes to Claremont McKenna through a vibrant and renowned speakers series in which world leaders, thinkers, artists and visionaries visit campus through the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and other public programming. In September 2007, Robert A. Day, the Founder and Chairman of The TCW Group, Inc., pledged a $200 million personal gift to establish the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and its unique programs. This was the largest recorded gift to a liberal arts institution, the largest gift in the field of finance and economics, and among the top 20 largest gifts ever given to a college or university. Through his generosity, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance now offers multiple programs, including a Master of Arts in Finance degree

Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

The W. M. Keck Foundation is an American charitable foundation supporting scientific, engineering, and medical research in the United States. It was founded in 1954 by William Myron Keck, founder and president of Superior Oil Company (now part of ExxonMobil). The Foundation's trust fund currently has assets in excess of $1 billion.

Member, Board of Governors
Current

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is committed to exploring international contemporary culture and ideas through art. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the museum features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass, signaling the museum and the university’s dynamic vision. More than 70 percent of the 46,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to exhibition space. The museum is named for Eli and Edythe Broad, longtime supporters of Michigan State University, who provided the lead gift for the museum.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$500K +
2014

Los Angeles Opera Co. promotes and supports culture, education and sciences. Its educational programs include discounts on matinees, lessons for families, senior citizens, students, and teachers. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

$500K +
2013

Los Angeles Opera Co. promotes and supports culture, education and sciences. Its educational programs include discounts on matinees, lessons for families, senior citizens, students, and teachers. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Political Donations
$2,800
2020

Senator from the 25th District at Illinois State Senate

$2,800
2020

President & Chief Executive Officer at Renaissance Global Logistics LLC

Political Donations Received
$200
1992
$500
1992
$1,000
1992
Investments
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The TCW Group, Inc. provides investment management services. The firm's clients include corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations in the United States, as well as a number of foreign investors and individuals. It works in partnership with financial advisors to help build the businesses and meet the needs of clients. The company was founded by Robert Addison Day in 1971 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Advisors
Legal Advisor

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Awards & Honors
Rank #35
2008
Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine – The 50 Most Generous Philanthropists
Rank #9
2007
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 50
Rank #36
2007
Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine – The 50 Most Generous Philanthropists
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