Daily News: With antisemitism surging in NYC, 8th graders to learn more about Holocaust

All eighth-graders in New York City public schools will have the opportunity to learn about the Holocaust through field trips to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan, as city officials grapple with growing antisemitism during the Israel-Hamas war, they announced Thursday. The program was spearheaded by Councilwoman Julie Menin (D-Manhattan) who, as the […]

NYT: N.Y.C. Public Schools Will Send 8th Graders to Visit Holocaust Museum

New York City plans to send eighth-grade students from across the city on field trips to the Museum of Jewish Heritage as part of an effort to address antisemitism. The program, part of a $2.5 million public-private partnership to address antisemitism, will be seeded with $1 million from a foundation run by Jon Gray, the […]

The Philanthropy 50: an Exclusive Chronicle Ranking of Who Gives the Most to Charity

America’s biggest donors gave more than $11.9 billion in 2023. This year’s report features our analysis of the list, giving trends among megadonors, and a look at their giving to and from their foundations and donor-advised funds in 2023. The report highlights some of the country’s most interesting philanthropists, including a look at how those who will dominate big […]

The Gray Foundation invests in collaboration seeking diabetes treatments

Mindy and Jon Gray, founders of the Gray Foundation, prioritize high-risk, high reward research projects, or as Executive Director Dana Zucker puts it, “funding early, innovative work.” Oftentimes, she explains, “that’s the space where the breakthroughs happen.” PREcision DIabetes ConsorTium (PREDICT), a collaboration between the University of Chicago’s Data for the Common Good and UChicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center, […]