The Harvey and Gloria Kaylie Foundation is the family foundation of Harvey Kaylie, the founder of Mini-Circuits, Inc., which manufactures microwave components, and his wife Gloria Kaylie.
The Harvey and Gloria Kaylie Foundation was founded in 1999 by Harvey Kaylie and his wife, Gloria Kaylie, to support organizations involved in education, cancer research, health, and individuals with disabilities. 1 From 2011 through 2016, the Kaylies donated more than $30 million, with some of the biggest recipients being OHEL Children’s Home and Family Service, American Friends of United Hatzalah, Yeshiva University, and Weil Cornell Medical College. Other recipients include local New York institutions such as the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck Plaza, Yeshiva Har Torah in Little Neck, Chabad of Great Neck, and Great Neck Synagogue. 2
In 2012, the foundation was sued for breach of contract by the Israel Cancer Research Fund, based on the foundation’s alleged failure to make certain payments under two agreements. The court denied the foundation’s motion to dismiss and the case was later settled. 3
Harvey Kaylie was the founder of Mini-Circuits Inc., a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes RF and microwave components and integrated assemblies. 4 He founded the company in 1968, beginning as a storefront with Kaylie as its sole employee. 5 The trade publication Microwaves and RF selected Kaylie as one of the 45 people that have most shaped the microwave industry. He graduated from the City College of New York’s School of Engineering in 1960 and from New York University with a master’s degree in 1962, and then joined the ITT’s Missile Systems division. He donated $3 million to the City College of New York to launch an annual entrepreneurship contest through Grove School of Engineering, where the winners receive the Kaylie Prize, an “angel round” of venture funding. Kaylie also has sat on the board of various institutions such as the Yeshiva Har Torah, the City College 21st Century Foundation, the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College, and Camp Kaylie at Ohel. 6 He had a wife, two daughters, and eight grandchildren. Harvey Kaylie died on May 30, 2018. 7
- “Mini-Circuits Mourns the Passing of Founder, Harvey Kaylie.” Microwave Journal. June 6, 2018. https://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/30482-mini-circuits-mourns-the-passing-of-founder-harvey-kaylie.
- Clausen, Janelle. “Harvey Kaylie, Innovator, Philanthropist and Kings Point Resident, Dies at 80.” The Island Now. June 6, 2018. https://theislandnow.com/featured/harvey-kaylie-innovator-philanthropist-and-kings-point-resident-dies-at-80/.
- “Israel Cancer Research Fund Inc. V. Harvey & Gloria Kaylie Foundation Inc.” New York Law Journal. January 9, 2012. https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/almID/1202537604112/.
- Clausen, Janelle. “Harvey Kaylie, Innovator, Philanthropist and Kings Point Resident, Dies at 80 – Featured – The Island Now.” The Island Now. June 6, 2018. https://theislandnow.com/featured/harvey-kaylie-innovator-philanthropist-and-kings-point-resident-dies-at-80/.
- “Company Overview.” Mini Circuits – Global Leader of RF and Microwave Components. Accessed May 30, 2022. https://www.minicircuits.com/about/overview.html.
- “Microwave Legend Who Believed in Giving Back.” The City College of New York. November 19, 2021. https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/engineering/harvey-kaylie-60-ee.
- “Remembering Harvey Kaylie.” Microwave Product Digest. June 21, 2018. https://www.mpdigest.com/2018/06/21/remembering-harvey-kaylie/.