Alexander von Furstenberg, philanthropist and co-managing member and chief investment officer of Arrow Capital Management, LLC, is donating $150,000 to support Heal the Bay’s beach water quality program, the Beach Report Card, over the next three years. The Beach Report Card is the only comprehensive analysis of coastline water quality in California. Each week, approximately 500 beaches in the state are graded A to F, based on the health risks of swimming or surfing at that location.
Additionally, Alex von Furstenberg has joined Audemars Piguet as a sponsor of La Soirée, a one-of-a-kind benefit event for Heal the Bay and the ONE DROP Foundation. La Soirée includes the Santa Monica premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA and features an exclusive after party on the Santa Monica Pier on October 16th, 2009.
Alex von Furstenberg is actively involved in a variety of philanthropic endeavors; he is the director and secretary of The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation and serves on the board of Friends of the High Line, a private, non-profit partner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation has supported universities, communities, disease research, children, artists, the environment and human rights issues world-wide.
A resident of Malibu and an active kite-surfer, Alexander spends a great deal of time in the ocean, as does his family. After meeting Heal the Bay president Mark Gold and hearing about the funding needs of a critical public health protection service, he immediately made a commitment of time and resources to the Beach Report Card.
Alex received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in 1993 and resides in Malibu, California, with his family.
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