Giving Back

We are proud of our long history of supporting numerous charities through direct funding along with volunteer service.



When Seymour Zises and Andrea Tessler founded Family Management over twenty-five years ago, they were already committed to fostering a strong tradition of charitable giving as a key part of the business culture. While it is our personal ethic that “giving back” is a worthy and enriching part of life, this commitment also helps us better serve those clients with similar aims.

We have long counseled clients on planning their own charitable-giving, often working with independent lawyers and tax professionals in addressing the best structures and approaches to yield maximum benefit to recipients, while also enabling clients to maintain sufficient control and flexibility to ensure the long-term viability of continued giving. Advising clients on ways to find the most meaning in their own charitable endeavors has proven to be one of the most personally satisfying aspects of our professional careers – we always welcome the invitation to discuss new opportunities.

Over the past decade, our firm and its principals have contributed more than $3 million to over one hundred not-for-profit organizations – supporting healthcare, community revitalization, education, children’s services, and cultural development. We are pleased to have been able to give so much, to beneficiaries such as:

"Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give." -William A. Ward
  • NYC
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Stand Upto Cancer
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Lighthouse International
  • NewYork City Police Foundation
  • All Startest