October 29, 2009
12-Year Philanthropic Partnership Leads to Tough-Love Advice Book
When Charles R. Bronfman met Jeffrey R. Solomon, the two men didn't hit it off immediately
Mr. Bronfman, who was searching for a person to lead his foundations, found Mr. Solomon an imposing figure with a "Beefeater's beard." "I thought he was too elegant and serious," says the 78-year-old billionaire.
But he eventually warmed to Mr. Solomon's charms and offered him the job.
It was a fateful decision; it led to a 12-year partnership overseeing the $75-million Andrea