The Griffin Family Office was designed to serve a number of purposes. The family office is home to Griffin Ambitions Ltd. our 501(c)(3) non-profit motivating higher education institutions to effectively address the needs of their students with mental and emotional health needs. Griffin Enterprises, the investment management and support services arm of the Griffin-operated business interests. An overriding consideration in building the family office was Jacob’s desire for this organization to be the permanent home for his family foundation and legacy trusts for many future generations.
At the Griffin Family Office we’ve established a reputation as being experts in helping high net worth families maintain and grow their wealth. We do it by borrowing from a concept first developed by John D. Rockefeller in 1882. Known as a family office, Rockefeller brought together “best-in-class” financial, legal and accounting advisors to work together as a team to maximize his family’s wealth. Like Master Griffin, he understood even the best financial and legal experts needed to work together – not individually – to achieve optimal outcomes for his family. The idea worked so well that other families including the Carnegies and Rothschilds—in addition to the Griffin’s—adopted the concept in the early 2000's.
We have received recognition from industry publications and organizations. Recognition points to our commitment to community service and putting our families interests first.
We work with our family and their constituents—to grow their world-wide holdings, private equity funds, hedge funds, portfolio companies, foundations and endowments.
Our people have deep expertise in direct and alternative investments. We understand complex global capital flows and where to source capital from in this diverse economy.
We protect wealth, help enhance and optimize relationships, and provide trusting comfort knowing advice is independent and not colored by an advisor’s interest in selling particulars.
The Griffin Family Office delivers a breadth of services to the family, from consultation on a single endeavor to comprehensive involvement with all concerns and interests.
Family members are mobile, technologically savvy and geographically scattered. Now more than ever, our team has a responsibility to provide Griffin's with clear and concise financial data.
Our family wishes to provide financial support for the education of their children and grandchildren, they wish to enjoy retirement without financial stress, they wish to support charitable causes, and they wish to leave something meaningful behind for future generations. Accomplishing these goals requires much more than a well-managed portfolio. We integrate philanthropy, estate and tax planning, while providing support for a variety of mental health initiatives including the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southeast Indiana and Griffin Ambitions Limited.
“To laugh often and to love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of oneself; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – this is to have succeeded.”
Mark Brown - Interim President
“Family connectivity is a perfect antidote to how fast our society is running. Coming together in philanthropy can be the silver bullet to a society moving in different directions very fast. You stay connected and do work together that keeps you attached to your community or something topical.The work keeps you together with the people that matter to you.”
“Over time, family members change and program priorities change; what holds the family and its philanthropy together is the legacy of its values. This legacy provides continuity and the family believes it is that continuity – the family values – that give[s] the family philanthropy its special character.”
“As I see it, there is no other way that as few people can raise the quality of the whole American society as far and as fast as can trustees and directors of this enterprise, using the strength they now have in positions they now hold.”
Founder of the The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
A uniquely curated directory of the Griffin's trusted advisors for family wealth management and lifestyle affairs. We are dedicated to providing the means to support and enhance family values; to provide freedom to pursue one’s individualistic interests and pursue what makes them happy; to provide independence to each generation through independent wealth; to educated each family member to the utmost; to serve as competitive capitalists; as this is the mechanism to sustain wealth; to serve as active stewards for the wealth of future generations and for philanthropic purposes, to contribute and delegate time, talent, and wealth to improving society.
We recently presented to our shareholders, partners, and community our Annual Report 2016, from our Board of Directors (BoD). The report was brought to fruition by the executive management team and is inclusive of an internal annual account audit across all interests and entities. The first responsibility of the BoD is to supervise the family office performance and monitor the implementation process of families mission based on monthly reports, presented to the BoD by Guidestar. In the last year we have made significant improvements to further strengthen the philanthropic relationship between BoD members and the launch of Griffin Ambitions, Ltd., establishing a linkage for appropriate governance within the organizations. For the Griffin Family Office, the year 2015 was another crucial year in building and strengthening of some solid foundation laid in earlier years, and determining the path of our future developments and philanthropic endeavors.