When wealthy philanthropists donate, should they expect anything in return? The question has been batted back and forth for years, and this past week it came to the forefront again when media mogul and philanthropist David Geffen officially promised $100 million to the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall, the home of the New York Philharmonic. 387 more words
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The stars checked their egos at the door on Monday night to honor Paul Newman and to raise funds for Newman’s tremendously successful Serious Fun Children’s Network of summer camps. 671 more words
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Entertainment industry executive David Geffen will see his name on the performing arts building at Lincoln Center, after donating $100 million. 272 more words
Call ‘em the Dueling Daves. They may not sling guns, but ultraconservative activist and philanthropist David Koch will soon be glaring directly into the defiant face of liberal-cause supporter David Geffen. 313 more words
NEW YORK (AP) — Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
The performing arts building — long known as Avery Fisher Hall — will be renamed David Geffen Hall in September. 63 more words