One of Andy’s first significant forays into philanthropy was creating the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center in 1988, the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island out of his concern for the area’s fragile ecosystem to increase public awareness about the past, present and future of eastern Long Island’s natural history and to share with others the joy of being in the field exploring and learning.
Having already served as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Evan Frankel Foundation, Andy was active in making over $18 million in grants, primarily in the humanities and the environment. In East Hampton, Andy carried out the vision of Evan Frankel and was the major force behind creating a cemetery connected with the Jewish Center of the Hamptons which resembles a spiritual nature preserve where its majestic natural setting provides deer, foxes, turtles and frogs a place to roam and for people to reflect.
Andy spearheaded the building of the local community recreation center, the East Hampton YMCA. He is also a major contributor. And there is more. Much more.