miércoles, 8 de enero de 2014

Noticia: Jazz at Lincoln Center recibe una donación de 20 millones de dólares

Robert J. Appel

Robert J. Appel. Ése es el nombre del filántropo estadounidense que ha donado 20 millones de dólares a favor del jazz. 
Jazz at Lincoln Center será quien haga buen uso de esa cantidad. 
Hete aquí la noticia:

Robert J. Appel Pledges Unprecedented $20 Million Gift to Jazz at Lincoln Center

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2014
Robert J. Appel Pledges Unprecedented $20 Million Gift
to Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY (January 6, 2014) - Jazz at Lincoln Center announced an unprecedented gift of $20 million from Robert J. Appel, the organizations Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Appels gift is the largest single private philanthropic contribution to date in support of jazz, and will benefit the thousands of performance, education and broadcast events Jazz at Lincoln Center produces each year. The gift also advances the organizations global objectives in audience development, engagement and jazz advocacy.
“Bob Appel’s gift to the organization is transformative," said Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Managing and Artistic Director.  "His expressed commitment to jazz and Jazz at Lincoln Center establishes a new standard of philanthropy for this great American art. The magnitude of this affirmation from our Chairman invigorates our entire institution, and encourages us to an even deeper and more profound engagement with our Mission."
Mr. Appel was appointed Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2012. He became a member of the Board of Directors in 2008 and has actively served on various committees. He has been a private investor since 2003 and was formerly a partner of Neuberger Berman, an investment and securities brokerage firm. Mr. Appel has been recognized for his philanthropic work with his alma mater, Cornell University, The Weill Cornell Medical College and many other organizations. As Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Chairman, Mr. Appel works closely with the Board and Marsalis, on fundraising to maintain and further develop a myriad of national and international curatorial, educational and archival initiatives.

Una española lee esto con la misma sensación que produce la lectura de un relato de ficción con final feliz. Es difícil asimilar que se trate de una historia que no pueda encontrar en la balda de la estantería junto al "Cascanueces y el rey de los ratones".

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