Marathon Asset Management Philanthropy
Marathon Asset Management


The Partners at Marathon Asset Management believe that charitable giving and leadership support for philanthropic organizations are a fundamental part of the firm’s corporate social responsibility. Marathon’s senior managers support a variety of charitable foundations that utilize creative strategies and tactics to help solve societal problems.

Birds Nest Foundation:

Birds Nest Foundation, founded by Marathon CEO Bruce Richard’s wife, Avis Richards, produces documentaries, videos and public service announcements to educate and promote important causes and issues that enable non-profits and other foundations to more effectively communicate their message.

R Baby Foundation:

Marathon Chief Operating Officer and Partner Andrew Rabinowitz and his wife Phyllis started the R Baby foundation, which is uniquely focused on saving babies’ lives through improving pediatric emergency care. R Baby Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that babies, including those in the first month of life suffering from viral infections and other infectious diseases, receive the highest quality of care and service through supporting life-saving pediatric training, education, research, treatment and equipment.

The James E. Kearney Foundation: 

The James E. Kearney foundation supports experimental cancer research – primarily brain, but also liver, pancreatic and ovarian – through the University of Leuven in Belgium. 

Autism Speaks: 

Autism Speaks is  the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. 

Big Brother Big Sister: 

Big Brother Big Sister provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. 

Greenwich Alliance for Education: 

The Greenwich Alliance for Education mobilizes community resources to provide opportunities and services that foster educational success for Greenwich public school students. 

Habitat for Humanity:

Habitat for Humanity transforms lives and cities by building quality homes for families in need and by uniting citizens around the cause of affordable housing. 


HELP USA’s mission is to provide housing and the supportive services necessary for the homeless and people in need to become and remain self-reliant. 

Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund:

Hope & Heroes, based at Columbia University Medical Center, provides philanthropic assistance to The Herbert Irving Child and Adolescent Oncology Center to support programs, develop new initiatives and enhance research that is vital in the fight against pediatric cancer. 

Kids in Crisis:

Kids in Crisis provides emergency shelter, crisis counseling and community educational programs for children and families in Connecticut dealing with a wide range of crises, including domestic violence, mental health and family problems, substance abuse, economic difficulties and more. 

Room to Read: 

Room to Read works in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school and develop the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.

Sophie’s Voice:

Sophie’s Voice Foundation supports family outreach programs, prenatal education and surgical studies for children with spina bifida.

The Boomer Esiason Foundation: 

The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with volunteers to heighten awareness, education and the quality of life for those affected with cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support for research aimed at finding a cure.