Steven Cohen '78 Pledges $2 Million to Theta Capital Campaign
Brother Steve Cohen (’78) has generously donated $1 million and established a challenge fund, pledging to match another $1 million in donations from you and our other brothers. Steve’s generous gift of $2 million puts us halfway to our goal of $4 million.
Steve was honored with the Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership from the Wharton Alumni Club of New York in 2007. The award is presented to the Wharton alumnus who embodies the highest standards of leadership in both business and society. Steve is founder and principle of the S.A.C. Capital Advisors, LLC, a private investment management firm in Stamford, Connecticut.
Jim Riebe, Chairman of the Board of the University of Pennsylvania and former Chairman of T. Rowe Price, presented the leadership award to Steve. “Steven Cohen is renowned at Wharton for his progressive innovation and his insightful approach to investing,” said
Riebe also applauded “the quality and reach of Cohen’s leadership in both business and society.” Cohen is also a director of the Robin Hood Foundation, which funds and supports innovative poverty-fighting organizations in New York City. The foundation also gives financial support to hospitals and schools.
Steve’s greatest passion is fine art. He is a member of the Painting and Sculpture Committee at the Museum of Modern Art. Cohen has acquired an extensive art collection and recently purchased Willem de Kooning’s Police Gazette, an abstract 1955 landscape, for $63.5 million.