Elizabeth R. Minkin (Buffy) is the Director of Baltimore and Domestic Initiatives of the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, a group of Baltimore-based family foundations with local, national and international impact. Buffy, a fourth generation Meyerhoff family member, is part of a three-member management team that oversees the family’s grant making, strategy and next generation work. Buffy spent more than twelve years in the real estate industry; first in residential construction and development and most recently in commercial brokerage services. She is active in both the Jewish and secular Baltimore communities and has held leadership roles in a variety of organizations. In addition, she has received several awards for her leadership in the Baltimore Jewish community. Currently, Buffy is a board member of Jewish Community Services and an active lay leader in both her children’s schools.


Family Offices and Family Philanthropy

Posted on November 8, 2012 by Anne Etheridge, Craig Muska, Elizabeth “Buffy” Minkin, Jim Frey, Sara Hamilton

As the field of family philanthropy continues to evolve, the options available to families for managing and making the most of their giving are expanding at a rapid pace. One option that a growing number of philanthropic families are considering is the creation of a family office - a private entity that manages the investments and trusts for a single family, while also providing a variety of other personal services, among them philanthropic advising or the housing of a family foundation… Read More