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Mount Sinai Seeks to Expand School Virus Testing Program

(New York Times) — The health system, which is preparing to open a new laboratory that could process 100,000 tests a day, wants to take its program to public schools this fall. Every week, students at KIPP Infinity Middle School, in West Harlem, file into a large auditorium and take their places on the designated floor … Continued

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The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Awards $3.6 Million to Six Emerging Pioneers in Cancer Research

The Pershing Square Sohn Prize Has Committed More Than $30 Million to 52 Scientists in the New York Area to Support Bold Cancer Research NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance today announced the six winners of the 2021 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research, awarded annually to cancer research … Continued

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Pershing Square Foundation donates £5m to complete Global Leadership Centre

The University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School is proud to announce a £5m gift from the Pershing Square Foundation. This generous gift completes the £60m funding package needed to create a state-of-the-art physical and digital hub for leaders in Oxford. The Global Leadership Centre, which is scheduled for completion in 2024, will be housed in a … Continued

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CUNY Chancellor’s Emergency Relief Fund To Aid Students Impacted By Covid-19 Pandemic Grows By 70 Percent Since April Launch

Generosity of Foundations, Corporations and Individual Donors Enables University to Help 6,000 Students, More than Half of Them Undocumented Students Who Were Excluded from Federal CARES Act Relief Fund Now Surpasses $5.5 Million, to Help More Than 5,000 Additional Students The City University of New York’s Chancellor’s Emergency Relief Fund, established in the spring to … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: The Pershing Square Foundation Awards $3 Million to Innovative SARS-CoV-2 Research Projects

Foundation Supports Leaders in Life Science who have Refocused Work to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Pershing Square Foundation (the “Foundation”) today announced that it has awarded $3 million to nineteen recipients at ten academic research institutions conducting research related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. As scientists across various disciplines around the world have risen … Continued

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Donors still wary of no-strings cash gifts to tackle poverty

Every few minutes on the GiveDirectly news feed an image pops up along with the story of someone who has received one of the US charity’s money transfers. For example, 23-year-old Millicent, who has a pastry business in Kenya, is using a recent transfer of $39 to fix her oven, and Anna, a 51-year-old Ugandan … Continued

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Why would a finance firm invest in low-income communities?

The idea of merging social work with the private sector first came to Liz Luckett when, as a high school student, she was spending summers working at Manhattan Borough Hall fielding citizen inquiries about, as she puts it, “anything.” “People would just walk into the municipal building, and say, ‘Hey, I’m not getting my husband’s … Continued

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Measures for Justice brings about reform by traveling the country to record criminal justice data

From left to right: Amy Bach, Gipsy Escobar, Mikaela Rabinowitz, Samantha Silver. Photo illustration by Brenan Sharp/ABA Journal; photos courtesy of Measures for Justice; Shutterstock After finishing law school at Stanford University and clerking at the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Amy Bach spent her time sitting in the back of county courtrooms, … Continued

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How the Giving Pledge Pushes Smarter Philanthropy

Originally, Bill and Melinda Gates had hoped to do more than encourage giving by the wealthy. They envisioned the Giving Pledge as a way to promote effective philanthropy that would help solve the world’s big problems — a mission not unlike that of the foundation that bears their names and reflects their values. The Gateses and Warren … Continued

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Signature Theatre Hosts Celebration of One Millionth Subsidized Ticket

Signature Theatre will commemorate the millionth subsidized ticket offered under the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access with a special celebration on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30pm in The Pershing Square Signature Center Lobby. The event celebrating this milestone will include remarks from Signature’s leaders and artists, a drawing to win a Lifetime Subscription to Signature … Continued

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