As a direct descendant of Dr. Gustav Eisen, the legendary collector of the 1800s, collecting is in my genes. His exhibits can still be seen at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in Berkeley, CA. My focus has been antique financial documents and space exploration artifacts.
Museum of American Finance
This museum in New York City is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the free open market system. As president of an investment firm, I feel an obligation to support our industry’s effort to educate the public about the history of investing, and the important role it plays in all of our daily lives. My hope is that the museum’s exhibits and education programs will eventually come to the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 2009, I joined the Board of Trustees. The fourteen-member board includes notable investment professionals such as Wilbur Ross, Dr. Martin Zweig, and founder, John Herzog.
Many items from my personal collection of antique financial documents are on loan at this museum.
The W Foundation
In 2004, my wife Debbie Wreyford and I founded The W Foundation and donated our extensive collection of space exploration artifacts to this 501c3 organization. Many of these artifacts have been on display for many years at the Chabot Space & Science Center and The USS Hornet Museum.