Established in 1993, the Druckenmiller Foundation primarily supports medical research, education, and efforts to fight poverty. The Foundation has also supported the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Robin Hood Foundation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the New York Stem Cell Foundation. It was founded by Stanley F. Druckenmiller, founder, Chairman, C.E.O. and President of the investment firm Duquesne Capital Management and Fiona Druckenmiller, Mr. Druckenmiller's wife and a foundation trustee, is a noted financial executive.
NYU has launched its Neuroscience Institute thanks to the generous $100 million gift given by Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller. The Institute’s mission is to improve brain health through impactful discoveries and the translation of those discoveries into better clinical care and public health.
The gift from the Druckenmiller’s will support recruitment of exemplary basic, translational, and clinical faculty to the NYU neuroscience community who will enhance the strengths already present and create bridges across research areas. Also, among the activities supported by the gift is the Annual Druckenmiller Neuroscience Symposium.
In 2006, it awarded $25 million to the Harlem Children's Zone, whose board Mr. Druckenmiller chairs. In addition, the couple has provided gifts to Bowdoin College, the Spence School, Human Rights Watch, the Robin Hood Foundation,
In recent years, money has also gone to College Summit in Washington D.C., a nonprofit organization with a stated mission to increase youth college enrollment rates in low-income communities. College Summit has received at least $3.2 million since 2011. The couple appears to be passionate about preparing kids for college and has given in the neighborhood of 20 to 30 scholarships annually to selected students. These scholarships are usually under $10,000 and are given to students across the country with no apparent geographical preference.