“This award is for the combined Haas family and the philanthropy they’ve pursued,” said David Haas, who is on the William Penn and Wyncote boards. He is the son of John and Chara Haas. “It is for the use of private wealth for the public good and not just for William Penn, but for 80 years of philanthropy through four generations.”
Jeremy Grantham is known in investment circles as the cofounder and chief investment strategist at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co., but his real passion is environmental protection.
“This is a great honor, but we are particularly excited because so little philanthropy goes to environmental causes,” said Jeremy Grantham.
“I am deeply honored,” Huntsman Sr. said in a statement. “There are obviously many great Americans who are far more deserving than I am to receive this honor. I have enjoyed every moment of assisting the underserved and needy.”
David M. Rubenstein will be honored with a 2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced Tuesday. The awards are given to individuals who embody the spirit of Andrew Carnegie by dedicating their private wealth to the public good.
The eight recipients of the prestigious Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy have been announced by Carnegie Corporation of New York, on behalf of the international consortium of Carnegie institutions. Among the most charitable and visionary philanthropists in America, the recipients embody the spirit of giving set forth by Andrew Carnegie.
Sanford I. Weill received the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence at a gala benefit on Thursday, May 28, 2015, on the Weill Terrace and Terrace Room. The award recognizes Mr. Weill’s outstanding leadership as a passionate philanthropist, exceptional businessman, and dedicated supporter of the arts.