NANCY TORRES KAUFMAN
Nancy Torres Kaufman is a Cuban born entrepreneur. She escaped on a raft to the US in the diaspora of 1994. As an unaccompanied minor; she went into the foster care system. Fifteen years later Nancy went on to establish Beacon Capital a family office focused on impact and sustainability. Nancy felt that individuals like her coming from limiting backgrounds whether it was due to social economics or geopolitical policies should have a chance to realize their dreams. Beacon Capital was created to augment the human experience via healthcare, and the arts.
Just like any venture, it was a vision that began with a focus primarily in non-market correlated impact opportunities with a particular emphasis in Life Science; and later became the amalgamation of all that Beacon Capital was passionate about – Beacon's Fabric a tapestry that not many necessarily understood.
Before establishing Beacon Capital, Nancy gained experience in real estate, finance, investment banking, and private equity in New York with Violy & Co, Georgia Malone, Countrywide, and Wall Street Mortgage, respectively.
Since 2009 Nancy & Co. have invested and advised on more than forty-nine Life Science related opportunities. She developed a Fine Art and Fashion venture for the democratization of Art and Fashion to a broader audience, culminating in the first fashion week to close central park south on a runway of horses and carriages, A modern-day Cinderella.
As an immigrant child there were many things, she loved that were not within her reach; she had a desire to make accessible arts and fashion to other young minds. Nancy is also a member of several boards where she prefers to serve in Nonprofit Organizations. In 2013, Nancy joined the Board of Ohr Simcha and became its chairman. Ohr Simcha provides a home, loving family and education to orphan youth at risk in Israel, Nancy volunteers her time on boards and causes such as the Montessori Model United Nations, IYes, responsible for bringing children from all over the world to the US to empower them to follow their dreams. Summer mentoring internships and Scholarships empowering young women. The program allows interns to sit at her office and learn beside her and other Beacon team members.
Nancy came from an impoverished background driven by a strong work ethic, humility, and solid core values. Borrowing from her childhood experiences and modest upbringing; Nancy has in a bashful manner dedicated her life’s mission to improving healthcare access; to expands young people's horizons through the arts, and to mentor aspiring young professionals as a way to pay it forward. Beacon’s affiliate companies give back to the communities that have, and continue to contribute to its growth by giving back 10% of yearly profits to R&D, charitable organizations, and scholarship initiatives such as the FAU Honors College.