Jerome L. Greene

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Jerome L. "Jerry" Greene (1909-1999) was a prominent New York lawyer, real estate investor, and philanthropist.

Early years and Education[edit]

Greene was born in Brooklyn in 1909. Greene graduated from Columbia College in 1926 and Columbia Law School in 1928.[1]

Business career[edit]

Greene was a founding partner of the Manhattan law firm Marshall, Bratter, Greene, Allison & Tucker.[2] As a real estate investor he was the principal owner of the Carlyle Hotel[3][4]


Jerome L Greene Science Center under construction

Over the years, Greene and his wife Dawn contributed over $40 million to Columbia Law School as well as significant contributions to WNYC public radio. The WNYC Greene Space was named in his honor.[5] In 2006, the Jerome L. Greene Foundation donated $200 million to Columbia University, the largest gift that the school had ever received, to establish The Jerome L. Greene Science Center. Greene was a major patron of the arts, among other things, serving as chairman of the board of the Hirshhorn Museum, a member of Lincoln Center’s board of directors, and as a trustee of the Juilliard School.[6]

The Jerome L. Greene Foundation[edit]

Greene has his own foundation that was created in 1978. The foundation supports the arts, education, health and social justice.[7]

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