Michael Pollack

Venture philanthropist

Michael Pollack manages his family investment firm, Pollack Holdings, which has interests in a broad array of both public and private securities. He also established and now runs his private, family foundation, SCA.

SCA is active in venture philanthropy, primarily in India, where it collaborates with social entrepreneurs to scale their business models. Additionally, Michael teaches Philosophy/Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship courses as an Adjunct Professor at New York University Stern School of Business. From 2001 to 2008, Michael co-founded and was one of two general partners at Glenhill Capital, a long/short public equities investment firm. Before leaving Glenhill to form SCA and Pollack Holdings, he helped grow Glenhill into a global investment business with more than $2.5 billion under management. Michael graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1998.

PERSONAL JOURNEY

Sat, Chit, Ananda. Existence, Knowledge, Bliss. These three words have become the defining philosophy of my life. I fundamentally believe that knowledge is the key to better decision making, and better decision making the key to a more fulfilled, connected, healthier life. Born the son of a social worker and teacher, I was the lucky recipient of a world class education that enabled me to achieve disproportionate financial success young in life. Three years ago I had a life changing experience, narrowly surviving 26/11. My driving aim since 26/11 is to use my good fortune to empower world-class social entrepreneurs to educate those born less fortunate.

WEBSITE

www.scacharitablefoundation.org

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