Ellen Bronfman Hauptman

Ellen Bronfman Hauptman is Co-Chairman of Andell Holdings., a private investment firm and family office that she controls with her husband, Andrew Hauptman.  Andell invests directly in private and public companies as well as in real estate.

Ellen is deeply involved in numerous philanthropic pursuits, having launched a number of programs and initiatives.  She is the Co-Founder of The Bronfman Hauptman Foundation, which is dedicated to social justice, advancements in education, and environmental protection, and supports many other philanthropic and civic causes.  She is also the Co-Founder and board member of City Year Los Angeles, an education-focused nonprofit that engages young people from diverse backgrounds for a year of full-time community service in our nation’s most challenged schools.  She is a Founder and President of The Charles Bronfman Prize, an award that celebrates the vision and endeavor of a humanitarian under the age of 50 whose work has a global impact.  Ellen also helped to create Andell Family Sundays, an initiative to engage low-income families and children in the arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  She is passionate about the environment, being a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Los Angeles Leadership Council and Conservation International’s Leadership Council. She is also a member of Visionary Women’s Visionary Circle.

Ellen has previously worked in the documentary and feature film world in a producing capacity and as a film buyer for Cineplex Odeon, a North American-based theatrical exhibitor.  She is a graduate of Yale University.