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.

Every philanthropist dreams of financing a model program that proves so successful that others want to replicate it. But Laurie M. Tisch had no idea that she would pave the way for other cities when she offered to donate $250,000 to help get a New…

          The Carts can be seen all over the city, from busy street corners to the sidewalks beneath elevated subway tracks. Some are sponsored by the likes of Home Depot and other retailers, according to the beach umbrella that inevitably shelters…

The Saturday celebration at the Tang included the dedication of the museum’s newest named space, the Illumination Gallery, named in honor the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. The gallery is a “bridge” on the Tang’s second floor that overlooks the atrium and the entrance to…

“The Jewel Thief,” a new exhibition opening Saturday at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, brings together abstract works by more than 60 artists, with the intention of provoking new ways to experience and think about abstract art. From the overlooking…

The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has awarded $300,000 in grants to six New York City organizations, enabling these non-profits to expand capacity and increase their reach. The organizations include The After-School Corporation, generationOn, New York Cares, ReServe, Taproot Foundation New York, and The United…

Staten Island’s first fruit and vegetable “Green Cart” stand opened its umbrella last week at the ball-park-side entrance to the St. George Ferry Terminal. Potatoes and eggplants, berries and mangoes, aloe vera leaves and organic bananas displayed in handsome baskets with other produce, arrived as…

Almost 50 volunteers gathered in East New York on Saturday to build a greenhouse on a recently acquired lot behind Euclid 500 Garden. The participants assembled planters with fruits, vegetable and herbs — which will be donated to a local food bank — and also…