April 25th, 2011
Alex von Furstenberg Lends Support to ATSI Youth Programming
Alexander von Furstenberg and The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation have granted a $10,000 endowment to the American Tall Ship Institute, an educational non-profit based in Oxnard, California targeted at youth ages 9-18.
Founded in 2007 by Captain Stephen Taylor, the mission of ATSI is to “encourage positive youth and community development through environmentally aware, curriculum-based, ocean-centered programs.” Using ships as teaching tools to connect youth to the environment, ATSI partners with local youth service organizations, school districts and gang intervention programs.
Alex von Furstenberg has long supported educational and environmental programming in Southern California. Alex recently pledged multi-year support to environmental organization Heal The Bay, and has sponsored day camps organized by Surfer’s Healing, another local non-profit that fuses a passion for the ocean with children’s causes.
For more on the American Tall Ship Institute, please visit:
February 4th, 2011
Contribution Underwrites Surfing Camps for Children Living with Autism
Alexander von Furstenberg has pledged $10,000 to Surfers Healing, a California-based non-profit founded “to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing.”
Surfers Healing has been hosting surfing day camps for autistic children and their families since 2000. Backed by donations and staffed by volunteers, camps are provided free of charge to children, with private contributions ensuring that the participants are adequately supplied with wetsuits, surfboards, rash guards, life vests and other required equipment. The volunteer staff, most with a decade of experience, help to ensure a safe and comfortable day for children new to the ocean.
“It is my pleasure to support this cause” said Alex von Furstenberg, an avid kite-surfer and Malibu resident. “I’m very impressed with Surfers Healing’s unique initiative, and subscribe to their belief that the ocean can serve as a site of respite and empowerment.”
Alexander von Furstenberg is the Director and Secretary of The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, which has supported children’s causes and environmental programming since 1999. Alex von Furstenberg and The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation recently announced a partnership with non-profit organization Heal The Bay to sponsor Malibu’s only comprehensive beach water quality program, the Beach Report Card.
For more on Surfer’s Healing, please visit:
October 22nd, 2010
Support will Provide Police Officers with Ongoing Medical Benefits
Alexander von Furstenberg has pledged $25,000 in support of the Beverly Hills Police Officers Association’s 22nd Annual Black & White Ball, which will be held on November 8th, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Proceeds from the event will benefit the BHPOA’s Medical Trust Fund, which provides ongoing benefits for retired officers and their families, and financial support to active personnel during times of catastrophic injury or illness.
“I am proud to contribute to this very worthy cause” said Alex von Furstenberg. “These officers have dedicated their lives to improving and protecting our community and are deserving of our continued support.”
Alexander von Furstenberg is the Director and Secretary of The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, which has supported BHPOA programs since 2005.
For more on the Beverly Hills Police Officers Association, please visit: http://bhpoaonline.org/
July 14th, 2010
Media moguls, business leaders, political figures and philanthropists gathered in Sun Valley, Idaho for Allen & Company’s annual retreat last week. The conference, which began on Tuesday, July 7th and continued through the week, has become a significant event for “discussing potential media/technology deals and industry gossip, as well as [for] high-level networking.”
Ali Kay, co-founder and designer of Keep Me Co., left, Alex von Furstenberg, co-managing member and chief investment officer of Arrow Capital Management LLC, second from left, Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Expedia Inc., second from right, and Sydney Shapiro arrive for morning sessions at the 28th annual Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., on Friday, July 9, 2010. Photo courtesy of Matthew Staver/Bloomberg.