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von Furstenbergs Pledge $1 Million in Support of Education

Thursday, July 22nd, 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.”

Sun Valley Media Conference 2010

Wednesday, 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.”

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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.

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