Bernard Selz

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"Bernard Selz is a graduate of Columbia University. Early in his career, he worked at the financial firms Lazard Frères and Seiden & De Cuevas. In 1973, he co-founded the investment firm Furman Selz, and in 2004, he founded Selz Capital, a hedge fund. Lisa Pagliaro Selz is a graduate of Goucher College. The Selzes are collectors of medieval art and artifacts.

"The Selzes also support several K-12 private and charter schools. Past grantees include the Collegiate School, Covenant Christian Ministries Academy, the De La Salle Institute, Harbor Science and Arts Charter School and the Millbrook School. Lisa Selz serves on the board of trustees of the Allen-Stevenson School in New York City...

"The Selz family’s philanthropy in the area of policy prioritizes libertarian and conservative causes. Past grantees include the Cato Institute, the Manhattan Institute, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the Empire Center for Public Policy, and the Institute for Justice. They have also supported the Drug Policy Alliance...

"Lisa Selz also serves as president of the Informed Consent Action Network, which spreads misinformation about vaccines. Del Bigtree, a former daytime television show producer with no medical background, serves as the ICAF’s public face and chief executive. He has headlined events in Jewish Orthodox communities where measles has become an epidemic." [1]

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  1. Inside Philanthropy Bernard and Lisa Selz, accessed December January 7, 2020.