LOS ANGELES (Aug. 29)
All of Steven Spielberg’s personal profits from his Academy Award-winning film “Schindler’s List” will go to the newly established Righteous Persons Foundation.
Creation of the foundation was confirmed by Chris Kelly, Spielberg’s spokeswoman, although no formal announcement will be made until Oct. 1, when the foundation director, Margery Tabankin, will begin her job.
Tabankin is a longtime head of the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee and served as director of Volunteers in Service to America during the Carter administration.
The foundation’s endowment has not been determined, said Kelly, who would not comment on a rumored figure of $25 million.
One focus of the foundation will be Holocaust education, although its scope is expected to extend to other Jewish causes.
Numerous proposals from Jewish organizations and institutions have already been received, Kelly said.