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  • Before you give, ask this

    CNN suggests that you ask these simple questions of a charity before you give it money (and I’m guessing if you are a charity, you better be able to answer them as well). More ▸

  • Goldman environmental awards announced

    The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation announced the seven winners of their annual Goldman Prizes this week. The $150,000 grants are for international greassroots environmental projects.Here’s the release: [[READMORE]] Seven Grassroots Leaders Win World-Renowned Goldman Environmental Prize Appalachian woman standing up to big coal’s destructive mountain-top removal mining is among the recipients of world’s largest… More ▸

  • Ackman: philanthropy is a good investment now

    Jeffrey Goldberg tells the tale in this month’s Atlantic of how he came to fire his investment broker. The short of it, Goldberg finds out after dealing with Merrill Lynch, taking a bath with them and then not hearing for his broker for 9 months and then after consulting with some of the world’s best… More ▸

  • President’s shoutout to Jewish giver takes us into the Abess

    In case you missed it, the President gave a shoutout to a Jewish philanthropist last night during his address to the Joint Session of Congress, when he said he was inspired by Leonard Abess, who recently gave his $60 million bonus to his employees. From our president: I know that it is easy to lose… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The United States Holocaust Council has received a $3 million donation from the New York-based Helena Rubinstein Foundation toward the construction of a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The sum was described as the largest single gift received to date in the campaign to raise $100 million to build the museum on federal… More ▸

  • Paintings by Jewish Artists Slain in Holocaust to Be Shown in New York

    The American-Israeli Cultural Foundation said today that an exhibition of 38 paintings by Jewish artists murdered in the Nazi holocaust will be held at its Gallery of Israeli Art here from Feb. 27 March 14. The paintings were made available by Joseph S. Gruss, who has collected them for the past 20 years, who said… More ▸

  • Helena Rubinstein Dies at 94; Made Substantial Contributions to Israel

    Helena Rubinstein, famous American, Jewish philanthropist and art patron, died here today at the age of 94. Active in the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, where she was an honorary member of the board of directors, she had been the done of the Helena Rubinstein Museum, in Tel Aviv, which she established and to which she gave… More ▸

  • Exhibit of American Paintings Opened at Tel Aviv; U.S. Envoy Present

    An exhibit of paintings and sculptures by 18 contemporary American artists was opened here today in the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion of the Tel Aviv Museum. United States Ambassador Ogden R. Reid and prominent Israeli artists attended the opening of the exhibit, which is entitled “Eighteen Living American Artists.” All the works are by abstractionists and… More ▸

  • Establishes Scholarship Fund for Young Israeli Art Students

    A $50,000 scholarship fund for young Israeli students in the fields of painting, music and sculpture was announced today by Mme. Helena Rubinstein at a reception and tea given in her honor by the New York chapter of the Women’s Division of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Nine. Rubinstein recently dedicated the new $250,000 Helena Rubinstein… More ▸

  • News Brief

    An exhibition of Dutch paintings, including masterpieces of special Jewish interest, done by artists of the Dutch “Golden Age,” was opened here at the new Helena Rubinstein Pavilion. More ▸