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PRESS RELEASE: Pershing Square Scholarship winners announced for the Oxford 1+1 MBA

Said Business School and The Pershing Square Foundation announce Scholarship winners for Oxford 1+1 MBA, recognising outstanding individuals determined to solve global social challenges

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Here’s One Foundation That’s Heeding the Call for More Basic Science Funding

By Paul Karon (Inside Philanthropy) – Philanthropists (and the foundations they establish) have an understandable bias toward results-oriented giving: people who achieve great success because they’re great at making things happen in the real world often want their philanthropy to be similarly productive.

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Clues to What Makes Bill Ackman Tick Unveiled in His Family Tree

By Amanda Gordon (Bloomberg Business) – Bill Ackman didn’t let an investor’s call he had to prepare for get in the way of a family celebration.

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New Leadership at The Pershing Square Foundation

Over the last five years, the Pershing Square Foundation has benefited greatly by having a strong team of professionals led by Paul Bernstein, our CEO, who have been key partners with us as the Foundation’s programs and impact have grown. Paul will moving on to new initiatives outside the Foundation at year end.

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Why Are More Science Funders Investing in Young Researchers? Here’s Part of the Story

By Paul Karon (Inside Philanthropy) – We report frequently enough about research grants and prizes specifically for young investigators—particularly in the biomedical sciences—that some readers have asked why so many foundations make it a point to earmark this early-career funding. What’s the obsession with youth? We gray-hairs want to know.

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The Folly of Big Science Awards

By Vinay Prasad (The New York Times) – On Monday, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will go to a few scientists for work that untangles the intricacies of the human body and may advance treatments for cancer, heart disease or other major illnesses.

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The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research.

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The case of philanthropy: bringing scientists and philanthropic donors together, for good

By Olivia Tournay Flatto (Disease Models & Mechanisms) – Summary: Philanthropists and scientists share many common interests, and yet they are not familiar with each other’s ways of thinking. This Editorial highlights how to improve their mutual understanding to advance research and life sciences.

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How She’s Coaxing Hedge Fund Bucks to Solve Social Issues

By Steven Bulter (OZY) – Last year when Brenden Millstein was looking to expand his business, Carbon Lighthouse, he knew the project, which fights climate change, needed someone special — someone who didn’t care too much about earning a profit.

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Inside the Pershing Square Foundation: A “Catalytic” Funder on the Fast Track

By David Callahan (Inside Philanthropy) – Over the past decade, over 15,000 new foundations have been established in the United States. Most exist only on paper, without staff or websites.

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