By James Covert (The New York Post) – The Robin Hood Foundation raised a jaw-dropping and record-setting $101 million at its gala Tuesday night — and now it’s bent on raising a new generation of philanthropists as well.
By Amanda L. Gordon (Bloomberg) – What was the forecast for the night? “Rain,” said David Tepper in the cocktail hour of the Robin Hood Foundation’s annual benefit. In other words, what he and fellow board member David Puth predicted would be the biggest night yet for the poverty-fighting organization.
PRESS RELEASE: Measures for Justice Receives $3.1 Million From Pershing Square Foundation to Develop a New Way of Tracking Criminal Justice System Performance
NEW YORK – NY – May 11, 2015 – As a nationwide, bi-partisan push is underway to reform the broken criminal justice system, The Pershing Square Foundation announced today a $3.1 million grant in support of Measures for Justice (MFJ)
By Politicker Staff (Politicker NJ) – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and the City of Newark accepted a symbolic $1.5 million check from the Foundation for Newark’s Future President and CEO Kimberly Baxter McLain today, in the First Floor Rotunda, at City Hall, at 920 Broad Street.
Jennifer Hudson sang at a swanky benefit at the Plaza Hotel featuring tons of New York power players
By Christian Storm (Business Insider) – On Wednesday night, the Plaza Hotel hosted the Boys & Girls Harbor’s Annual “Salute to Achievement” Benefit, a first for the organization that usually sticks to its campus on E 104th Street.
PRESS RELEASE: New York City Based Scientists Awarded Funding For Their Innovative Work In Cancer Research By The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Alliance
NEW YORK, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Six winners of the second annual Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research were announced today by The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance.
By Laura Bult and Denis Slattery (New York Daily News) – Dreams really do come true. The City University of New York and two kind-hearted donors gave a big boost Tuesday to struggling Dreamers hoping to get a college degree.
By Ade Adeniji (Inside Philanthropy) – The Pershing Square Foundation, founded by hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman and his wife Karen, is emerging as a solid health funder. A lot of this has to do with one of the foundation’s priorities in this area, the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance, which supports promising and … Continued
By Aaron Wiener (Washington City Paper) – College was out of the question for Sadhana Singh. It’s not that she wasn’t a strong student: She finished 11th in her high school graduating class. But as she moved through her senior year, her thoughts were on finding work after graduation.