October 23rd, 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 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.
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.”
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.
April 26th, 2010
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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