Posts Tagged ‘The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation’

Alex von Furstenberg Pledges Supports to Beverly Hills Police Officers Association

Friday, 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.”

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 Alexander von Furstenberg is the Director and Secretary of The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, which has supported BHPOA programs since 2005. 

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For more on the Beverly Hills Police Officers Association, please visit: http://bhpoaonline.org/

von Furstenbergs Pledge $1 Million in Support of Education

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Endowment to Curtis School will Fund Scholarships for Deserving Students

 A personal gift from Alexander von Furstenberg and Alexandra von Furstenberg will fund scholarships and finance special projects at Los Angeles’ Curtis School.  At least $250,000 has been designated as financial aid for students in need.

“My kids are fortunate to be receiving a first-rate education at Curtis School,” said Alex von Furstenberg. “It is important to me that regardless of circumstance, deserving children get a shot at the same opportunity.” 

Alex’s passion for educational opportunity is shared by his family’s Foundation, The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, which has contributed over $6 million in support of charter schools, Universities and educational programs since 1999. 

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The Curtis School “seeks to inspire a love of learning, to promote appreciation of and participation in athletics and the arts, and to instill a strong sense of moral behavior. Curtis nurtures a student’s natural abilities while maintaining that children need direction, discipline, and standards of excellence to thrive. [Curtis’] goal is a sound mind in a sound body governed by a compassionate heart.”

The Whitney to Honor Alexander von Furstenberg

Monday, April 26th, 2010
Alex von Furstenberg accepts The Whitney Museum's 2010 American Art Award

Alex von Furstenberg accepts the 2010 American Art Award

The Whitney Museum will pay tribute Alexander von Furstenberg and The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation for their “sustained commitment to the artistic and cultural heritage of the arts in America” at the Museum’s 19th annual gala dinner on May 6th.

The gala signifies the inaugural event at The Whitney’s future downtown site at Gansevoort and Washington Streets in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.  Alex von Furstenberg will be presented with the American Art Award, which will be accompanied by the unveiling of a large-scale collaborative commission from American artists Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker.  The first of three installations in an exhibition collectively titled “Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown,” Guyton/Kelley’s work can be viewed publically from the High Line from May 8th through June 23rd; subsequent six-week installations by Tauba Auerbach and Barbara Kruger will follow.

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For more coverage of the May 6th event, please click on the links below:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703674704575234430135310668.html?mod=WSJ_article_RecentColumns

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/06/whitney-supporters-try-out-a-new-locale/

And The Winner Is…

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation is proud to announce the winner of the first DVF Awards “People’s Voice” vote.  Katherine Chon, the President and Co-founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Polaris Project, inspired thousands of voters through her work in the organization, which provides emergency shelter and comprehensive case management to victims of human trafficking.

Chon will be honored at the inaugural DVF Awards ceremony on March 13th alongside three international winners—Sadiqa Basiri Saleem of Afghanistan, Danielle Saint-Lot of Haiti, and Ingrid Betancourt of Columbia.  Each woman’s organization will receive $50,000 from The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation to encourage their work.

For a look into the evening’s event, please click on the links below: 

http://inside.dvf.com/dvf_magazine/2010/04/29/awards-video/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/14/AR2010031401301.html