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.

Danny Meyer, a chef, restaurateur, and leader in the fight against hunger, received the Aspen Institute’s Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership. The annual award, which was presented at the Museum of Modern Art, is funded by the family of the late Preston Robert…

On Tuesday November 13, the Illumination Fund welcomed guests for the opening of our exhibit Intersections: Art and Community at the JCC in Manhattan. Intersectionsfeatures select works by artists Gabriel Specter, Lori Grinker, Siona Benjamin and Jacqueline Nicholls, each of whom has presented solo exhibitions at the…

Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated director Julie Taymor joined Michael Eisner, President and CEO, The Tornante Company, for the Aspen Institute’s October 23 Leadership Series in memory of Preston Robert Tisch. Taymor spoke about her creative process and the layers that go into directing exquisite and imaginative productions…

Illumination Fund Grantee New York Cares hosts an annual day of volunteerism, which is only 1 month away. On October 13th, join over 6,000 volunteers for the 2012 New York Cares Day. This year’s mission: beautifying NYC’s public schools. Rally your friends and spend the day creating…

Architect David Rockwell, the Founder and CEO of Rockwell Group, joined Paul Goldberger, a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair and author of Why Architecture Matters, for the Aspen Institute’s June 6 Leadership Series in memory of Preston Robert Tisch. Rockwell spoke about the role and influence of theater…

On May 21, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), along with over 350 supporters, celebrated its success as an institution offering all children the intellectual, emotional, physical and social skills they need to thrive. Laurie M. Tisch spoke about her ongoing commitment to CMOM and presented…

Watch highlights from the panel conversation following the Earth Day screenings of The Apple Pushers in five cities. Read more about Do Something Reel, too.

The New York City Coaltion Against Hunger is featured in the new documentary Hunger Hits Home, which just aired on the Food Network this weekend. You can watch it online for free this week here.

The Brooklyn Food Conference will be held this year on May 12 and will feature keynotes from notable food activists, workshops, panel discussions, food demos, family programming, art and much more. The Apple Pushers is one of the sponsors for this free event, and you can find…

The Apple Pushers is kicking off the Whole Foods Do Something Reel film festival on April 22 in cities nationwide. The film is followed by a panel discussion, which will be filmed live at the Austin, TX screening with the film’s writer and director Mary Mazzio, executive producer Laurie Tisch, and…

On March 21, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund launched its newest in-office exhibit, “BECAUSE DREAMING IS BEST DONE IN PUBLIC: CREATIVE TIME IN PUBLIC SPACES.” The exhibition is in partnership with Creative Time, an organization that connects social activism and public engagement through art,…