Former and Current Directors and Officers of the Tamkin Foundation



William W. “Bill” Tamkin


Founder of Tamkin Foundation. Ukrainian immigrant; Prominent Los Angeles businessman; Founder, President of Tamkin Towel Service, which serviced Los Angeles City Schools, LA Dodgers, LA Rams and area hospitals. Founding director of multinational hospital conglomerate American Medical International (AMI); Founder, director, officer of TGT Petroleum; Real estate investor; President, Sunair Home for Asthmatic Children





sjtDr. S. Jerome “Jerry” Tamkin


Inventor, Entrepreneur, Businessman, Prolific Investor and Philanthropist. Invented explosive gas detector for use in submarines during World War II and became one of youngest commissioned officers in US Navy at age 16. Young executive at US Rubber, Waste King Appliances. Founded Professional Research Incorporated (PRI) (medical education) and Buffalo Resources (oil and gas exploration and production). Founding director of multinational hospital conglomerate American Medical International (AMI); Founder, former director, officer of TGT Petroleum. Owner, developer of numerous real estate and business ventures including Hastings Ranch Shopping Center in Pasadena and Crescent Tower Apartments in Beverly Hills; Founder, former General Partner of real estate investment firm Dr. SJ and JD Tamkin Family Limited Partnership; Active philanthropist and grantor of seven Tamkin Charitable Trusts.




¬†Robert M. “Bob” Tamkin


Los Angeles Businessman; Founder and President of major Hollywood travel agency Personality Travel and Tours





Joel P. “Jack” Tamkin


Los Angeles Businessman; Founder and President of entertainment industry services Studio Fan Mail, Tamkin Color, Tamkin Associates Public Relations, Thumbs Up merchandising; Former Officer with TGT Petroleum





Thelma Tamkin


Thelma Brandel Tamkin


Homemaker and matriarch of Tamkin Family; Beloved wife of William W. Tamkin and mother of Jerome, Robert and Joel; Active in Sunair Home for Asthmatic Children; Midway Hospital Charity Gift Shop









Steven M. “Steve” Tamkin

President, director, Tamkin Foundation, Inc.; Chief Executive, Tamkin Asset Management; Manager, Tamkin Family LLC;  Manager, Tamkin Family Holdings, LLC; Former Director, Officer, TGT Petroleum Corporation; Airline Captain






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Douglas W. “Doug” Tamkin

Chief Financial Officer, Tamkin Foundation, Inc; Founder, President, Artivation Company








William J. Tamkin

Intern, Tamkin Foundation, Inc.; Student, California State University Northridge; Assistant Manager, Tamkin Family Holdings, LLC