Events

Several of the Illumination Fund’s grants are centered on events that are open to the public or to targeted audiences. The Fund has also held convenings of grantees, partners and thought leaders, as well as press conferences to launch major initiatives.

Understanding the residents need for healthy fruits and vegetables, the Illumination Fund teamed up with the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) East New York Diagnostic and Treatment…

On July 21st, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund held an opening reception for its current office gallery exhibit AIM: 35 Years curated by the Bronx Museum. The exhibit brings together a selection of artworks by AIM alums. The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, now in its…

From April 23 to July 19, No Longer Empty will welcome the public to the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse for the exhibit When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out.  The historic Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, which has been closed for 37 years, serves as the…

Current recipients of the Laurie M. Tisch Loan Repayment Assistance Program at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law were invited for a reception at the Illumination Fund’s office on February 3, 2015. The program benefits Cardozo graduates who have chosen to pursue careers in public service by…

Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process. The…

On April 23rd, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund office was buzzing with anticipation and excitement for the launch of No Longer Empty’s mini-retrospective of This Side of Paradise. The original exhibit was first introduced in 2012 at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx. Situated on the Grand Concourse,…

27With two Super Bowl wins to his credit, New York Football Giants head coach Tom Coughlin knows a thing or two about leadership. On March 18, 2014, Coughlin joined Bruce Beck, the sports anchor for NBC 4 New York, for the Aspen Institute’s Leadership series…

CMOM and the NFL’s You Make the Call: Learn to be an NFL Official Exhibit Laurie Tisch kicked off Super Bowl festivities on January 9 doing the “Zebra Dance” at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM). The “Zebra Dance” is one of many activities enjoyed by children at CMOM’s You…

We are quite excited about the new hit Hollywood film on Hunger in America: A Place at the Table. The film features experts including Joel Berg, sociologist Janet Poppendieck, and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and…

US Army combat veteran, youth advocate, TV Host, and author Wes Moore joined Willie Geist, the co-host of NBC’s TODAY and MSNBC’s Morning Joe, on March 13 for the Aspen Institute’s Leadership Series in memory of Preston Robert Tisch. They covered topics including issues with…

We thank everyone who participated in our event on February 14 in person and on twitter! Instead of us telling you about it, we thought we’d let attendees tell the story. Please watch our recap video courtesy of NBC and read more, below. >> The…