News

The Illumination Fund considers media and communications as an important way to amplify the work of its grantees and to share program models. Some recent press coverage and program news can be found below.

In Search of Israeli Cuisine In Search of Israeli Cuisine, directed by Roger Sherman, explores the vibrant and up-and-coming culinary scene in Israel, a country not typically known for its world-renowned cuisine. Throughout the film, Sherman discovers the surprisingly diverse and beautiful food traditions of…

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the fifth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize, an award that honors not-for-profit organizations and individuals for distinguished accomplishment in the field of urban public health. The recipients were honored on June 9th at the Roosevelt House…

Recipients of the fourth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize were formally recognized at a ceremony on May 29th hosted by Hunter President Jennifer J. Raab at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. This year’s recipients are Sandra Hagan, former executive director and current senior…

Complex, diverse, captivating. These are words that come to mind when viewing the photographic collection that has resulted from This Place, a project exploring Israel through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers. Convened by photographer Frederic Brenner, each artist was awarded a residence in…

Denise Scott of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Rick Luftglass of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund co-authored “Improving Neighborhood Nutrition Requires More Than Food,” an op-ed piece for City Limits. The article announces the implementation of LISC NYC’s Communities for Healthy Food NYCprogram….

LMTIF’s programs and strategies recently received coverage in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Crain’s and other media. • According to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) latest report, obesity rates for low-income preschoolers dropped in 19 of the 43 states examined, including New York.  But…

Laurie M. Tisch, President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, was featured in the New York Times article “These Donors Will Take Anything but Manhattan” by Robin Pogrebin. The article highlighted donors that have made it a priority to support art and cultural institutions…

Rick Luftglass, Executive Director of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, recently participated in two radio shows on the Heritage Radio Network to discuss timely issues in New York City and the role of philanthropy. On September 24, Rick was a guest on HRN Community Sessions, along with…

On July 23, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund came together with Wholesome Wave to announce the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program(FVRx) pilot in NYC. Wholesome Wave’s Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx) is a nationally-recognized initiative that…