Carnegie Corporation of New York and the entire family of Carnegie institutions in the United States and Europe mourn the death of Paul G. Allen, a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Devoting his great fortune to serving humanity, Mr. Allen was a leading supporter for advancements in the realms of health, medicine, and the environment. His generosity also helped establish in Seattle the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Allen Institute for Cell Science. As a member of the Giving Pledge, he committed to giving away the majority of his fortune, and his philanthropic endeavors exceed $2 billion to date.
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Janet L. Robinson, Chair, Board of Trustees
Thomas H. Kean, Honorary Chair, Board of Trustees
Vartan Gregorian, President
Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy
William Thomson, CBE, Honorary Chair