Wendy and Jeff Maurer
For Wendy and Jeff Maurer, our 100th Anniversary Gala honorees, philanthropy comes from the heart and is an integral part of their lives. They have devoted their time and resources to a select group of meaningful not-for-profit organizations, focusing predominately on Jewish and health causes that truly make a difference in countless lives.
Wendy and Jeff’s ties to the Hebrew Home are strong and deep rooted. Jeff’s great grandparents were among the initial families who founded the Hebrew Home in 1917; his grandparents and parents, and Wendy’s parents were all residents at the Home. In 1991 Jeff joined the Board of the Hebrew Home and became Chairman of the Board in 2004.
Under Jeff’s leadership, and in collaboration with the Home’s executive management and Board, the Hebrew Home has expanded significantly, evolving into RiverSpring Health. The organization has grown from 1,000 older adults in its care, to 12,000 throughout New York City, continuing its legacy of ensuring that older adults live with compassion, respect and safety.
Wendy served as Sisterhood President and Board member of Temple Israel of Great Neck, and has held a number of roles with the Manhattan chapter of the UJA Federation, most recently as co-chair of Connections, an arm of women’s philanthropy. She left teaching in 1975 to raise their two children and to concentrate on the family’s charitable interests, as well as to further her own education. She earned her Masters in Social Work in 1991.
Jeff serves on several not-for-profit boards, including those of Alfred University and Northwell Health, and as treasurer of The Children’s Health Fund. He was the CEO and chairman of U.S. Trust, where he worked for 33 years, and is currently the CEO of Evercore Wealth Management, which he founded in 2008, and serves as the Chairman of Evercore Trust Company.