David Tepper is the Founder and President of Appaloosa Management L.P., the $18B hedge fund he founded in 1993.
His charitable interests have focused mainly on basic needs and educational issues. Specific charities that he and his charitable entities have supported include the University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers University, Phoenix House, United Jewish Appeal, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and many other food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in New Jersey and the Pittsburgh region. He is also the founder of Better Education Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to reforming public school education in New Jersey.
In addition, Mr. Tepper is on the Board of the Robin Hood Foundation, is a member the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University and is on the Tepper Business School Board of Advisors. He also serves on the various boards and committees of other charitable organizations.