Kraft Robert

Robert Kraft is a man who does not need introductions. He is the owner of the NFL’s New England Patriots, league-wide retail and hospitality empire, and has put his money where his mouth was in many ways. Kraft has been a strong supporter of the Jewish community, from the American Jewish Committee to Chabad. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, to a family of modest means, Robert Kraft earned his B. A and M.B.A from Columbia University in 1962 and 1964, respectively. In his 38-year career as a professional football executive, he has served as an executive with the New York Jets, the New England Patriots, and the NFL. Before that, he was a coach at Columbia University.

Robert Kraft, president of the Kraft Group since 1982, is also the chairman and founder of The Kraft Family Foundation. The Foundation supports Jewish causes and initiatives in sports, medicine, education, community development and the arts. The Foundation has donated funds to the AJC (American Jewish Committee), Hadassah, the Holocaust Museum, Brandeis University and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. On January 27th, 2006, he took over ownership of the New England Patriots. The following year, he promised to keep the team in Massachusetts. Since then, Kraft has signed superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski and acquired wide receiver Randy Moss. In 2015, the Patriots won Superbowl XLIX.

In his day-to-day, Kraft is chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Kraft Group, a diversified international holding company. The company, which he established in 1982, encompasses the Kraft Group of Companies with divisions that include the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium. The Kraft Group also has substantial holdings in real estate development, construction and investment, and paper and packaging, sports and entertainment. In addition to these developments, he is the Boston Patriots Charitable Foundation chairman. He is also on the board of directors for the Madison Square Garden Company, Inc., The New England Sports Network and the Bowl Championship Series. Visit this page to learn more.


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