Dr. Raissa M. Frenkel was born in Kazan, Russia. She earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Kazan Finance Institute in 1982 and stayed with the university to serve as a professor for seven more years after the completion of her dissertation. In 1991, she moved with her family to the United States where she cofounded a highly successful global business. Dr. Frenkel is actively involved in various philanthropic endeavors and believes that she has been blessed with an opportunity to help others. She currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her family.
Dr. Lazar “Lonya” S. Finker is a native of Kazan, Russia. As an accomplished musician, Lazar received a Master of Arts degree from the Kazan Academy of Culture. He continued his education and received a Ph.D. from the Academy of Pedagogical Science in the field of Juvenile Delinquency. Dr. Finker received his third degree, a Masters of Law from Kazan State University in 1991. Upon graduation, Lazar was invited to teach as a visiting international professor at Florida Community College, Jacksonville. It was there, that he cofounded a highly successful multinational firm with his wife, Raissa. Lazar feels blessed by his success and has dedicated his life to philanthropy which he has instilled in his two sons. He currently resides in Jacksonville, FL with his family.
Eugene Frenkel earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida and an MBA in International Business and Marketing from the University of Miami. Eugene is the founder and CEO of Legacy Group of Companies, a multi-family office and asset management firm focusing on serving ultra high net worth families. He is active in various 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, The University of Miami School of Business, as well as the Mt. Sinai Medical Center Foundation. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
Steven Finker was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He is currently studying at the University of Miami School of Business earning his degree in Business Management. Steven was added to the Board of Directors in 2018 and came onboard with a commitment to work alongside his family to improve the lives of others through the foundation’s partnerships and independent efforts. He is passionate about environmental conservation and his personal interests include music, sports, and diving. Steven currently resides in Miami, Florida with his family.