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On Thursday night, the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy was awarded to six people and organizations making the world a better place.
“Philanthropy alone cannot solve these problems,” Stacy Schusterman said. “But we do have a huge responsibility to be a partner at the table – to work in partnership with the people and communities most impacted, to take risks and to find solutions.”
Lynn Schusterman and Stacy Schusterman were honored Oct. 13 in New York City alongside Dolly Parton with the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, an award that recognizes innovative philanthropists making the world smarter, cleaner, healthier and more equitable for all.
Billionaire Manu Chandaria has become the first African to receive the coveted Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy
Business mogul Manu Chandaria was on Thursday feted with the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy when the Carnegie family of institutions celebrated their 20th anniversary in a ceremony held in New York.
Lynn and Stacy Schusterman were among the recipients of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy on Thursday, considered the field’s most prestigious award. They are the first mother-daughter pair to receive the prize, which is funded by the range of institutions bearing the Carnegie name.
Country superstar Dolly Parton, who made a big donation to help fund coronavirus vaccine research in 2020, is among this year’s Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients. Also being honored are Dallas entrepreneur Lyda Hill, Kenyan industrialist Manu Chandaria, and Lynn and Stacy Schusterman, from the Oklahoma investment family.
Lyda Hill, a renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist who summers in Colorado Springs and has spent millions supporting the city’s outdoor spaces and educational institutions, has been named one of five recipients of the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
Manu Chandaria is chair of the Chandaria Foundation and the first medalist to represent Africa. Chandaria is a Kenyan businessman of Indian descent, and the head of the family that founded the multinational industrial conglomerate the Comcraft Group. Born in Nairobi, he has spent years funding education, healthcare, and other issues across the continent.
Over the years, his philanthropic hand, through Chandaria Foundation, has stretched wide into schools to hospitals, benefiting millions of people. Even at his advanced age, Mr. Chandaria, 93, has maintained his stubborn resolve to change lives and make a difference. He was among five persons named as this year’s recipients of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
Parton said in a statement about the honor, “I’ve always believed that if you are in a position to help, you should help, and I truly hope that I can be an inspiration for others to lift up those around them.”
Two members of a Tulsa family known for its generosity have been singled out for a prestigious international honor.
An early donor of the research that led to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Hill believes that “science is the answer”—and has chosen to donate the entirety of her estate to philanthropy and scientific research.
As the coronavirus began to spread worldwide in April 2020, the icon donated $1 million to the disease’s research at Vanderbilt University, which helped fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Data released this week shows that Moderna’s vaccine is 94.5% effective against coronavirus, marking the second vaccine with a high success rate.
Hill was selected to be among the honorees “for investments in the life sciences, including cancer and mental health research and treatment; conservation; supporting women in STEM fields and inspiring girls to be interested in STEM careers; and empowering community-based nonprofits to maximize impact.”
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation was established in 1987 to invest in systemic change in the United States and Israel on matters of justice and equity.
The Schustermans, from an Oklahoma investment family, exemplify philanthropists whose donations have made a long-lasting impact, in addition to making timely grants to address current needs, Carnegie Medal representatives said.
The 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners have been unveiled, and included among them is philanthropist and businessman Manu Chandaria, who chairs the Chandaria Foundation and is the first recipient from the African continent.
Ariel Investments’ Mellody Hobson rose from a childhood of financial insecurity into an investing powerhouse and philanthropist.
When the last undeveloped lagoon in Mexico that was crucial for gray whale migration was threatened with a giant salt production plant, the heiress of an oil tycoon’s fortune stepped up.
Robert F. Smith, the billionaire who promised to pay off student loans for an entire college class, said his $34 million gift was inspired by a small act of philanthropy he saw his mom make
On October 16, the billionaire accepted the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy for his donation. In his acceptance speech, Smith explained the role his parents played in inspiring the decision.
The World’s Greatest Philanthropist Died Today, 100 Years Ago; What Should Modern Millionaires Learn From Andrew Carnegie
Exactly one hundred years ago today, Andrew Carnegie died in in Lenox, Massachusetts.
A local philanthropist has been recognized for his giving with an award named for steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie.
Laguna Beach resident and environmental champion Anne Earhart, who works to protect natural resources and promote global biodiversity through her Marisla Foundation, is among those being honored with a Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
Sunday, August 11, was the centenary of the death of the world’s greatest philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie.
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In his manifesto “The Gospel of Wealth,” published at the peak of the Gilded Age, Andrew Carnegie outlined what he saw as the responsibilities of people who had made great fortunes. They should live modestly, he declared, and they should recycle wealth back into their communities—and do so during their lifetimes. It’s a message that has never worn out from overuse.
A portfolio of original portraits of the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients by acclaimed Barcelona-based artist Montse Bernal offers a colorful tribute to the nine remarkable men and women who embody the spirit of Andrew Carnegie. The portraits were specially commissioned for the Winter 2018 issue of the Carnegie Reporter, the Corporation’s flagship publication. And Ms. Bernal did not neglect to turn her artistry to the great man himself, Andrew Carnegie, whose enduring legacy of philanthropy we celebrate in the lives and achievements of our 2017 medalists, and who continues to inspire generations of people from every walk of life.
It was a day to honor those who use their success and stature to take on some of the world’s biggest problems. More than 300 guests came to The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Tuesday, October 3. The reason?
Long before Jeffrey Skoll helped Pierre Omidyar build eBay into a company that made them both billionaires, he wanted to tell stories.
Adventurers and nature lovers now have a new area to explore: a 715-mile national park system stretching from Hornopirén, Chile, to the southern tip of South America.
American philanthropists and the Chilean government pledged to protect the land nearly a year ago. Now, it’s official.
Resting on the small kitchen table where Feeney, 86, sat was a lucite plaque. It read something like this: Congratulations to Chuck Feeney for $8 billion of philanthropic giving. That’s right $8 – billion
As patrons and major supporters of the arts in Philadelphia, Marguerite and H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest are used to giving ovations. Tuesday afternoon they received one at a tony luncheon at the New York Public Library as they and seven other recipients accepted the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
Mei Hing Chak – also known as Zhai Meiqing – was feted with a Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in New York this week for exceptional giving and creating a world of positive change.
When Jeff was just beginning his journey as philanthropist, he sought the advice of John Gardner, the visionary who served as adviser to five American Presidents and was one of the architects of Lyndon B. Johson’s “Great Society” programs.
Shelby White’s extraordinary philanthropic accomplishments extend across as wide a range as Andrew Carnegie’s own philanthropy.
China is home to the second largest percentage of the world’s billionaires, but philanthropy there remains a relatively new, emerging trend.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to fundraising, according to 19 of the wealthiest donors who were interviewed about how their giving has evolved over time.
Premji, 70, who founded the Azim Premji Foundation, is among the nine philanthropists named recipients of the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in “recognition of their outstanding and innovative leadership in philanthropy”
After starting work in a hotel kitchen, Zhai Meiqin began selling furniture and built a billion-dollar conglomerate but she took great pride on Thursday for being recognized for driving a new phenomenon in China—philanthropy.
Competing views on the role of philanthropy in today’s political landscape took center stage at Carnegie Corporation of New York on Thursday as a panel of leading experts discussed the most pressing issues facing the sector and its role in society.