Non-profit

Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation

Location:

Dallas, TX

Tax ID:

26-3931946

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)-PF

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $6,046,256
Expenses: $2,016,035
Assets: $38,912,655

Formation:

2008

President/CEO:

Lawrence Lebowitz

The Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation associated with liberal activist couple Larry Lebowitz, a hedge fund manager, and Naomi Aberly, the chair of the board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).

Grantmaking

The Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation supports a number of left-of-center organizations and advocacy causes; appropriately given Naomi Aberly’s involvement with Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion organizations are prominent among them. In 2018, Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation donated between $1,000 and $4,999 to Ms. Foundation for Women[1] and $10,000 to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. [2] The Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation donated $10,000 to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas [3] and $15,000 to Center for Reproductive Rights in 2017. [4] The foundation donated $155,823 to Planned Parenthood of North Texas in 2010 and $306,500 in 2016. [5] [6]

Multi-issue liberal organizations have also received Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation contributions. In 2018, it donated between $5,000 and $49,999 to Center for American Progress. [7] The foundation donated $25,000 in 2017 to The Agenda Project. [8] The foundation donated $10,000 to Media Matters for America in 2017 and in 2016. [9] The foundation donated $25,000 to Brennan Center for Justice in 2017 and $15,000 in 2016. [10] [11]

The 2018 report for Seed Global Health shows the foundation donated in the $1,000-$4,999 range. [12] The foundation donated between $1,000 and $2,499 to Emerald Necklace Conservatory in 2018. [13]

People

The Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation is the private foundation of liberal activist couple Larry Lebowitz, a hedge fund manager, and Naomi Aberly, a pro-abortion activist who chairs the board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Aberly and Lebowitz were jointly named the 39th most powerful persons in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area according to LittleSis. [14]

The couple have provided funding to a number of left-progressive organizations. In 2018, Aberly and Lebowitz donated to the left-wing Texas Freedom Network, founded by former Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards,[15] and between $1,000 and $4,999 to Facing History and Ourselves, a genocide history education group. [16] Aberly and Lebowitz donated in the $5,000-$9,999 range to Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts in 2013. [17]

Lebowitz and Aberly hosted a fundraising event in their home for U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA). [18]  They were also invited to the Canada State Dinner by President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House in March 2016. [19]

Aberly and Lebowitz donated in the $1,000-$4,999 bracket according to the 2016 fiscal report for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. [20]

A $35 million art collection was secured by Phillips auction house in March 2015 which was said to have been owned by Lebowitz and Aberly, although Phillips would not confirm. [21] They also funded an art exhibit in the Dallas Museum of Art in 2005 and 2006. [22] Aberly and Lebowitz are named in the $5,000-$9,9999 range of donations made to the Institute of Contemporary Art in 2015 and 2016. [23]

Aberly and Lebowitz are both on the Ambassador Council for the left-wing funded Public Radio International. [24]

References

  1. “2018 Annual Report.” Ms. Foundation for Women.  2018. Accessed February 22,2020. https://forwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MFW-2018-Annual-Report-Web-PDF.pdf ^
  2. Haber, Holly. “Actress Cynthia Nixon to speak at Planned Parenthood luncheon.” The Dallas Morning News. March 9, 2018. Accessed February 22, 2020. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/philanthropy/2018/03/09/actress-cynthia-nixon-to-speak-at-planned-parenthood-luncheon/ ^
  3. Haber, Holly. “Planned Parenthood’s Texas affiliate draws record crowd, $1 million from Dallas luncheon.” The Dallas Morning News. March 10, 2017. Accessed February 12, 2020. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/philanthropy/2017/03/10/planned-parenthood-s-texas-affiliate-draws-record-crowd-1-million-from-dallas-luncheon/ ^
  4. “Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation.” Pro Publica. 2017. Accessed February 22, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/263931946/03_2019_prefixes_25-27%2F263931946_201712_990PF_2019030416140679 ^
  5. Martosko, David. “Obama bundlers’ foundations bankroll gay marriage, abortion, unicorns, ACORN, ‘racial justice,’ anti-coal campaigns.” The Daily Caller. June 19, 2012. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://dailycaller.com/2012/06/19/obama-bundlers-private-foundations-fund-gay-rights-abortion-union-organizing-racial-justice-anti-coal-campaigns/ ^
  6. “Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation.” Pro Publica. 2016. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/263931946/12_2017_prefixes_26-27%2F263931946_201612_990PF_2017122815061838 ^
  7. “Our Supporters.” Center for American Progress. January 20, 2017. Accessed February 22,2020. https://www.americanprogress.org/c3-our-supporters/ ^
  8. “Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation.” Pro Publica. 2017. Accessed February 22, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/263931946/03_2019_prefixes_25-27%2F263931946_201712_990PF_2019030416140679 ^
  9. “Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation.” Pro Publica. 2017. Accessed February 22, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/263931946/03_2019_prefixes_25-27%2F263931946_201712_990PF_2019030416140679 ^
  10. “Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation.” Pro Publica. 2017. Accessed February 22, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/263931946/03_2019_prefixes_25-27%2F263931946_201712_990PF_2019030416140679 ^
  11. “Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation.” Pro Publica. 2016. Accessed February 22, 2020. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/263931946/12_2017_prefixes_26-27%2F263931946_201612_990PF_2017122815061838 ^
  12. “Annual Report 2018.” Seed Global Health. 2018. Accessed February 22, 2020. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/62631153/2018-annual-report ^
  13. “Annual Report 2018.” Emerald Necklace Conservancy. 2018. Accessed February 22, 2020. https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FY18-Annual-Report-Digital.pdf ^
  14. “Top 1000 Most Powerful in & around Dallas/Ft. Worth (2011).” LittleSis. April 2011. Accessed February 22, 2020. https://littlesis.org/lists/453-top-1000-most-powerful-in-around-dallas-ft-worth-2011/members ^
  15. “Annual Report.” Texas Freedom Network. 2018. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5bf6d2817e3c3a51e3788f49/t/5c08a117f950b70b782f4fae/1544069513689/181205_TFN_AnnualReport2018_FINAL.pdf ^
  16. “FY 2018 Annual Report.” Facing History and Ourselves. 2018. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://www.facinghistory.org/sites/default/files/Annual_Report_18_v04122019.pdf ^
  17. “Annual Report FY: 2013.” Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. 2013. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/5814/0995/1649/9_PPLM_FY13_AnnualReport_FINAL.pdf ^
  18. Dezenski, Lauren. “’ZOMBIE ZONE’ fears in Boston – No details on Moody’s CHAPTER report until after Nov 8 – T tech chief’s BRIDJ connection.” Politico. November 3, 2016. Accessed February 11, 2020. https://www.politico.com/tipsheets/massachusetts-playbook/2016/11/zombie-zone-fears-in-boston-no-details-on-moodys-charter-report-until-after-nov-8-t-tech-chiefs-bridj-connection-217200 ^
  19. “Expected Attendees at Tonight’s Canada State Dinner.” The White House of Barack Obama. March 10, 2016. Accessed February 11, 2020. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/10/expected-attendees-tonights-canada-state-dinner ^
  20. “Fiscal Year 2016 Report.” Rose Kennedy Greenway. 2016. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AR2016_FINAL2.pdf ^
  21. Maneker, Marion. “Big Win for Philips. ($35m Lebowitz/Aberly Collection), Not Big Loss for Sotheby’s & Christie’s.” Art Market Monitor. March 20, 2015. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://www.artmarketmonitor.com/2015/03/20/big-win-for-phillips-35m-lebowitzaberly-collection-not-big-loss-for-sothebys-christies/ ^
  22. “New this Month in U.S. Museums.” Artnet. 2020. Accessed February 24, 2020. http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/news/ntm/ntm12-1-05.asp ^
  23. “2015-2016 Highlights.” The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. December 2016. Accessed February 24, 2020. http://annualreport.icaboston.org/wp-ica/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/ICA_2016_donors.pdf ^
  24. “Annual Report.” Public Radio International. 2012. Accessed February 24, 2020. https://media.pri.org/s3fs-public/PRI_2012_Annual_Report_Final_146722909_1.pdf ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Naomi Aberly
    Director, Vice President

Donation Recipients

  1. ACLU Foundation of Texas (Non-profit)
  2. Agenda Project (Non-profit)
  3. Alliance for Justice (AFJ) (Non-profit)
  4. Center for American Progress (CAP) (Non-profit)
  5. Center for Community Change (CCC) (Non-profit)
  6. Center For Reproductive Rights (Non-profit)
  7. Conservation Law Foundation (Non-profit)
  8. Corporate Accountability International (Non-profit)
  9. Deeds Not Words (Non-profit)
  10. Demos (Non-profit)
  11. Groundswell Fund (Non-profit)
  12. Guttmacher Institute (Non-profit)
  13. Human Rights Campaign Foundation (Non-profit)
  14. Media Matters for America (Non-profit)
  15. National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) (Non-profit)
  16. New Venture Fund (NVF) (Non-profit)
  17. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) (Non-profit)
  18. Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (Non-profit)
  19. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (Non-profit)
  20. Repairers of the Breach (Non-profit)
  21. Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC) (Non-profit)
  22. Scholars Strategy Network (Non-profit)
  23. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) (Non-profit)
  24. State Innovation Exchange (SIX) (Non-profit)
  25. Texas Civil Rights Project (Non-profit)
  26. Texas Freedom Network Education Fund (Non-profit)
  27. Texas Organizing Project Education Fund (Non-profit)
  28. United State of Women (Other Group)
  29. Voices for Progress Education Fund (Non-profit)
  30. Voter Participation Center (Non-profit)
  31. Voto Latino (Non-profit)
  32. William J. Brennan Center for Justice (Non-profit)
  33. Women Donors Network (WDN) (Non-profit)
  34. Women Make Movies (Non-profit)
  35. Working America Education Fund (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: October 1, 2009

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form PF $6,046,256 $2,016,035 $38,912,655 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $2,838,147 $1,363,468 $34,882,434 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $2,107,989 $1,311,272 $33,407,755 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $757,514 $1,302,995 $32,611,119 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $11,436,596 $2,027,844 $33,156,016 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation


    Dallas, TX