Pistol Packing Philanthropy: What Makes Ike Perlmutter Tick?

Seventy-one year old Israeli émigré Ike Perlmutter has enjoyed a lengthy, ridiculously profitable career almost completely outside the spotlight--and he and now his wife have given $50 million to NYU Langone Medical Center. Incongruous? Hardly. Welcome to philanthropy, Perlmutter-style.
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Inside Laura and Isaac Perlmutter’s $50 Million Gift to NYU Langone

It’s always interesting when a foundation does something unexpected, isn’t it? Really makes you sit up and pay attention. So it was last week, when the NYU Langone Medical Center announced receipt of a $50 million gift to support their cancer research.
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