Tom Steyer, Chair, American Lung Association in California Fighting For Air Campaign

tom-steyer-fullThomas "Tom" Fahr Steyer is an American asset manager, philanthropist, and environmentalist.

He is the founder and of Co-Managing Partner of Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C.  and the co-founder of the OneCalifornia Bank, an Oakland-based community development bank. Steyer is responsible for funding the creation of the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University, part of the Precourt Institute of Energy.

Since founding Farallon in 1986, My Steyer has served as its managing partner. Mr. Steyer is also a managing director of Hellman & Friedman (www.hf.com), a San Francisco-based private equity firm.

Farallon Capital Management, LLC, manages $20 billion in capital for institutions and high net worth individuals. The firm’s institutional investors are primarily college endowments and foundations.

Prior to Farallon's inception, Mr. Steyer was an associate in the risk arbitrage department of Goldman Sachs & Co.  Previously, Mr. Steyer worked as a financial analyst in Morgan Stanley & Co.’s mergers and acquisitions department.

Mr. Steyer graduated from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and from Yale University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in Economics and Political Science and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Steyer serves on the Board of Trustees at Stanford University.

In 2010, Steyer and his wife, along with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, signed the Giving Pledge to donate half their fortune to charity.