With more than $4 billion in assets, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has a lot of money to invest, and a stated interest in rural healthcare. This is good news for America's rural hospitals, which often lag behind their urban counterparts in terms of funding and services.
The jewelry company makes a big ten-year commitment to support a care center at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.Read More
Meet Chuck and Char Fowler. Their wealth comes from Fairmount Minerals, and they give to a variety of organizations in and around Cleveland, OH: a horse farm here, a drug-free action alliance there. But by far their biggest gifts over the years have been in the realm of health.Read More
Mario Lemieux founded the Mario Lemieux Foundation in 1993, shortly after his diagnosis, almost as if he’d been planning the move all along and the cancer was just the push he needed. The foundation’s most recent gift is $2.5 million to the Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh, to establish the Mario Lemieux Lymphoma Center for Children and Young Adults.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More