Goldman Sachs' Favorite NYC Private Schools

Goldman Sachs announced plans last week to donate $200 million to charity, a move designed to quell criticism over the firm's massive profits (and the massive bonuses that will soon handed out to the bank's employees). The donation isn't a gigantic sum for the investment bank—Goldman makes $200 million every three days or so—but it's a big step up from last year when the largest of the Goldman-affiliated foundations gave out about $12 million. So which non-profit groups stand to benefit the most from the firm's increased largesse? The institutions that Goldman wrote checks to last year runs about 25 pages. (You're welcome to go through it yourself; it's embedded below.) We focused on the dozens of elite private schools and fancy boarding schools that made the cut, a list you can review after the jump. But before you go out and start piecing together a conspiracy theory, we'll point out that the school that Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein's two sons (and his wife) attended wasn't anywhere close to the top. (Ethical Culture/Fieldston received a measly $10,000.) And as for Dalton, which is pictured above, it didn't get a dime.

Here's the list. Just so you know, though, it excludes donations to private schools in other cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco:

Rumson Country Day School
Lawrenceville School
Grace Church School
Greenwich Country Day
Little Red School House/Elisabeth Irwin
Friends Seminary
Horace Mann
Choate Rosemary Hall
Lycee Francais
Fordham Prep
Hackley School
Sacred Heart
Trevor Day School

Solomon Schechter


Chelsea Day School


Ethical Culture/Fieldston

Saint David's