The 2,922-page list of donors to former President Bill Clinton‘s charitable foundation is chock full of friends, foreign leaders and a few private equity professionals.
Clinton agreed to release the list of big-name donors last week. The contributions went to the William J. Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit created by the former president to finance his library in Little Rock, Ark., and charitable efforts to reduce poverty and treat AIDS. President-elect Barack Obama made Hillary Clinton’s nomination as secretary of state contingent on her husband revealing the foundation’s contributors, to avoid questions about potential conflicts of interest.
Among those of interest in the PE community are:
Glenn Hutchins, the co-CEO of buyout firm Silver Lake, is the top PE contributor on the list of 208,000 people, company and government donors. This position places him in the $250,001 to $500,000 group:
Mark Gallogly, who formed Centerbridge Partners in 2005 after years at The Blackstone Group.
Alec Gores, an “American billionaire who made his fortune through leveraged buyouts of technology firms,” according to his Wikipedia entry.
In the $100,0001 to $250,000 range:
Buyout legend Thomas H. Lee his wife, and Ann Tenenbaum.
Lehman Brothers Holdings and Merril Lynch & Co. Foundation. (Not PE but notable.)
Alan Patricof, the founder of Greycroft, a New York-based VC firm focused on digital media.
Danny Rimer, a team member of London-based Index Ventures.
In the $50,000 to $100,000 range:
Michael Granoff, head of Pomona Capital, a secondaries fund based in New York.
Michael Goldberg, from Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.