Leadership Team

Dr. Raissa M. Frenkel holds a Ph.D. in Economics and was co-founder of a highly successful global energy company and a private equity firm. 

In 2013, Dr. Frenkel and her husband created the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation as a way to use their extraordinary business success to help others. She currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her family.

An accomplished musician, Dr. Lazar “Lonya” Finker holds a Master of Arts , a Ph.D. in Juvenile Delinquency a Masters of Law. In the 1990s, he and his wife, Dr. Raissa Frenkel, co-founded a multinational energy company and a private equity firm.

In 2013, Lazar and his wife, Raissa Frenkel founded the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation as a way to pass down a generational legacy of giving to his family. Dr. Finker currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

Founder and CEO of Legacy Group of Companies, a multi-family office and asset management firm focusing on serving ultra high net worth families, Eugene Frenkel is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors. In addition to his position as a director of the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation, Eugene is a board member and executive committee member for Make-a-Wish South Florida and The University of Miami School of Business, as well as a Board of Trustee member for Mt. Sinai and a member of the Mayo Clinic Leadership Council.

Mr. Frenkel holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida and an MBA in International Business and Marketing from the University of Miami.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Steven Finker graduated with his Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from the University of Miami Business School and is currently working at Atlantic Sapphire, a sustainable fishery producing local, Bluehouse-raised salmon. In addition to his philanthropic duties as a board member for the Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation, he is also involved with many sustainable efforts both through his employment and through volunteer work.

Growing up in Florida, Mr. Finker has long been fascinated with the unexplored depths of the ocean and harbors a deep commitment to environmental conservation and activism. In service of this passion, Mr. Finker regularly takes part in beach and dive cleanups with his fellow students and Foundation partners. After finishing his studies, he hopes to use his business skills to create lasting positive social and environmental change around the world.

Mr. Finker currently resides in Miami.