Colbeck Capital Management, a New York City-based commercial lender, has a history of giving back to the community by supporting charities and non-profit organizations. Jason Colodne, a long-time supporter of the CTF, tells us that donations are the key to enabling the organization’s researchers to develop cures and help the children living with NF. Colbeck Capital Management has donated and organized fundraisers on behalf of the Children’s Tumor Foundation via participation in various events, including organizing a cycling team to ride on behalf of the CTF.
The Children’s Tumor Foundation
Founded in 1978, the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) began as the first grassroots organization solely dedicated to finding treatments for NF. Today, CTF is a highly recognized national nonprofit foundation, the leading force in the fight to end NF, and a model for other innovative research endeavors with a mission to “Drive Research, Expand Knowledge, and Advance Care for the NF Community.”
The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a family of three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and may lead to blindness, deafness, bone abnormalities, disfigurement, learning disabilities, disabling pain, and cancer. NF affects 1 in every 3,000 births across all populations equally. There is no cure yet—but as the leading organization in the fight to end NF and as a model of innovative research endeavors, the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s mission of driving research, expanding knowledge, and advancing care for the NF community fosters our vision of one day ending NF.
Jason Colodne and Colbeck Capital Management originally became involved with the Children’s Tumor Foundation through his late sister, Bara Colodne, who herself struggled with NF. Bara was an NF Ambassador for the CTF in 2004, and continued to be a volunteer and advocate for the organization throughout her life.
“Bara was incredibly strong and saw NF as a gift. She always said that the disease taught her valuable life lessons,” said Jason Colodne. “Bara left behind a legacy of compassion and strength, and I’m determined to continue supporting the NF community, and specifically CTF, as she did so selflessly during her lifetime.”
About Colbeck Capital Management
Colbeck Capital Management operates offices in Los Angeles and New York City. The company was founded in 2009 by Jason Colodne and Jason Beckman who still serve as Managing Partners. Colbeck provides strategic loans to companies going through periods of transition when traditional sources of capital are not readily available.
Colbeck Capital Management continues to show support for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, having just recently participated in a national online poker tournament for charity to raise funds for the organization.
About Jason Beckman
Jason Beckman attended Union College and The London School of Economics. The early years of Mr. Beckman’s career were spent at Goldman Sachs as the Head of Distressed Product Loan Sourcing, Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities Division. Prior to founding Colbeck, he spent time in the Distressed Group at Deutsche. Mr. Beckman co-founded Colbeck in 2009 as a Managing Partner.
Jason Beckman’s history of philanthropic endeavors includes support for global humanitarian issues through the International Rescue Committee and support for the arts as a benefactor of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Art Production Fund.
About Jason Colodne
Jason Colodne is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Colodne’s experience in investments spans more than 20 years. Mr. Colodne was the Head of Proprietary Distressed Investing and the Hybrid Lending Group in the Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities Division at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Colodne joined Goldman Sachs after gaining distressed investment and investment banking experience at UBS and Bear Stearns. Following Goldman Sachs, Mr. Colodne was a Managing Director and the Head of the Strategic Finance Division at Morgan Stanley.
In 2009, Jason Colodne co-founded Colbeck Capital Management as a Managing Partner. In addition to those duties, Mr. Colodne is the senior transaction partner at Colbeck and oversees all aspects of investment execution and portfolio management.
In addition to being a longtime supporter of the Children’s Tumor Foundation, Jason Colodne is a Board member of the Centurion Foundation. He is also a member of the Young Professionals Organization – Metro New York.