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
$210,000
Lawrenceville School
$68,000
Grace Church School
$60,000
Greenwich Country Day
$50,000
Little Red School House/Elisabeth Irwin
$50,000
Friends Seminary
$40,000
Horace Mann
$30,000
Choate Rosemary Hall
$30,000
Lycee Francais
$25,000
Fordham Prep
$25,000
Hackley School
$25,000
Sacred Heart
$20,000
Spence
$15,000
Trevor Day School
$15,000

Solomon Schechter
$10,500

Browning
$10,000

Chelsea Day School
$10,000

Dwight
$10,000

Ethical Culture/Fieldston
$10,000

Saint David's
$7,500

Pingry
$6,000

Riverdale
$5,000

Marymount
$5,000

Nightingale-Bamford
$4,000