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.

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…

We are pleased to announce that three grassroots community health groups in New York City received 3rd Annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize.   The prize, which was presented June 6th at Roosevelt House, is administered by Hunter College and is awarded to not-for-profit organizations and…

This month marks the 6-month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Check out Laurie’s latest blog post in the Huffington Post here, where she discusses lessons learned from the storm and how the Illumination Fund is helping food-related community organizations in New York recover from the disaster…

The Taproot Foundation, known for providing pro bono services to nonprofits nationwide by leveraging corporate volunteers, has launched a new program platform. The Pro Bono marketplace’s new interactive tool, accessible on their homepage, allows nonprofits to browse the 120 most common pro bono projects, granting them…

Crain’s New York broke the news of the Illumination Fund’s $15M commitment to healthy food & community change programs. Read Lisa Fickenscher’s article here. The New York Times shared news about the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy’s launch event. Reach Julie Moskin’s…

More than 100 people gathered in person and virtually for the annual Joan H. Tisch Public Health Forum. The topic: Can City Food Policies Reduce Disparities? Lessons from New York and London. Jennifer Raab, President of Hunter College, and Laurie Tisch gave welcoming remarks, and Sue Atkinson, the Joan…

Last week, Illumination Fund grantee Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters program was the subject of a “Making a Difference” segment on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. The story featured two families who are eating more nutritiously and saving money after taking a Cooking Matters course. Check out some clips!

Illumination Fund grantee Mobilize.org has announced the Millennial leaders who were selected for the 2013 Mobilizer Academy inaugural class. This passionate group of 20 young people will participate in the new national leadership development program, which will provide skills and resources needed to achieve social objectives. Their…

We’re doing it by helping Green Cart vendors who lost revenue because of Sandy to access emergency assistance. With our partners at Karp Resources and a grant to BOCnet, vendors have access both to monetary aid and free training on business resilience and preparedness. Shop…