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.

“In a democratic society, the arts must be accessible to all, regardless of means.” says Laurie Tisch, founder and director of The Illumination Fund. Tisch, the daughter of Loew’s co-founder Preston Robert Tisch, founded the Fund in 2007 to “find innovative approaches to education, the…

“The Aspen Leadership Series: Conversations with Great Leaders in Memory of Preston Robert Tisch” featured Dr. Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, who is the Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, in conversation with Mark Whitaker, Executive Vice President and Managing Editor at…

“The Aspen Leadership Series: Conversations with Great Leaders in Memory of Preston Robert Tisch” featured Teach For America Founder and CEO, Wendy Kopp in conversation with John Merrow, Education Correspondent, PBS NewsHour and President of Learning Matters. The discussion, “Education, Leadership, and America’s Future: A…

Echoing Green’s Senior Vice President, Lara Galinky, and writer Kelly Nuxoll teamed up to author Work on Purpose, a book that tellsl the stories of five changemakers and their paths to success. Work on Purpose uses real-life stories of professionals’ journeys from personal struggle and uncertainty to significance and…

The Museum of the City of New York held an opening reception to kick off Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program, a photography exhibit ongoing through July 10, 2011. The exhibit features the works of five photographers supported by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination…

The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund unveiled a cookbook, which features healthy recipes using ingredients found on NYC Green Carts, at a reception with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Elliot Marcus and…