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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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The Whitney to Honor Alexander von Furstenberg

Monday, April 26th, 2010
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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/

ACM Appoints John DeRaimo Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Alternative investment manager Arrow Capital Management, LLC today announced the appointment of John DeRaimo to the newly-created role of Chief Operating Officer.

John will assume responsibility for the firm’s operations, including its strategic growth initiatives. He will report to Co-Managing Members Alexander von Furstenberg and Mal Serure. John was previously a Senior Analyst at Arrow.

“John’s appointment reflects Arrow’s commitment to building upon the strong operational infrastructure established by our CFO, Amy Wolf. Since joining our team in 2008, John has developed a thorough understanding of our business practices and has made contributions to all aspects of Arrow, making him the natural candidate for the role of COO,” said Alex von Furstenberg.

Prior to joining Arrow, John worked for Landmark Advisors, LLC as a member of its investment committee. At Landmark, John was responsible for evaluating alternative investments for inclusion in Landmark’s portfolios including conducting all aspects of operational due diligence. He began his career in Goldman Sachs’ Asset Management division. He earned his BS magna cum laude from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Mal Serure added, “In his new role, John is tasked with ensuring Arrow has the best processes, systems and controls in place as we continue to grow. Importantly, his mandate will enable all members of our team to focus on their respective areas of expertise.”

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