Gary Siegler

The Gary and Barbara Siegler Foundation was formed by Gary Siegler in 1989 with a goal of helping to brighten the lives of less fortunate children by assisting organizations and institutions serving their needs.  Emphasizing gifts to organizations benefiting underprivileged children and educational institutions, the Foundation has made gifts to hospitals and organizations helping sick children and adults. The Foundation has also made contributions to art institutions open to the public.

Gary Siegler is a seasoned finance professional. He graduated magna cum laude in 1983 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Finance. Following graduation, he worked for Dillon, Read & Co., a New York based investment bank then headed by former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Nicholas Brady. There he specialized in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.

From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Siegler worked for Carl Icahn as part of a two-man investment team identifying undervalued public companies; formulating and implementing investment and takeover strategies; and structuring, negotiating and implementing the financing and purchase of both public securities and private companies. During this period, Mr. Siegler also participated in the negotiation and implementation of various collective bargaining agreements and served as an executive officer of Trans World Airlines.

In 1990 Mr. Siegler co-founded Siegler, Collery & Co. and the SC Fundamental Value Fund, a value-oriented long-short hedge fund. Siegler, Collery & Co. made a number of investments in both public and private companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Siegler co-managed the SC Fundamental Value Fund from its inception in 1990 until his retirement from active participation in 1999. During Mr. Siegler’s tenure, the Fund earned a pro forma compound return to investors of approximately 16% per year net of fees. SC Fundamental’s assets grew to more than $600 million. During this period the SC Fundamental Value Fund recruited and trained many investment professionals, several of whom are currently leaders in the hedge fund industry.

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