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Regional Plan Association Honors Howard Milstein With Lifetime Leadership Award

Regional Plan Association honored New York State Thruway Authority Chairman Howard Milstein with the organization’s 2013 Lifetime Leadership Award for his extraordinary contributions to New York and the region at the RPA’s 23rd Annual Assembly, “A Resilient Region.” Howard P. Milstein, who has served as chairman of the New York State Thruway Authority since 2011,…

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Howard Milstein Opens the Milstein Science Symposium at the American Museum of Natural History

On April 9, 2013, Howard Milstein welcomed participants to the American Museum of Natural History’s Milstein Science Symposium 2013. The subject of the Symposium was “Understanding Ecological and Social Resilience in Island Systems: Informing Policy and Sharing Lessons for Management.” The American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and its partners organized…

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Howard Milstein on Bringing Private Sector Experience to Civic Leadership in ‘Leaders’ Magazine

Howard Milstein was interviewed by Leaders, a magazine that presents the broad range of leadership thoughts and visions of the world’s most influential people, about how he has brought his leadership experience in the private sector to many civic and philanthropic organizations. A recent example was in his role as Chairman of the New York…

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Howard Milstein, Chair of New York Blood Center, Joins in Honoring 2013 Additions to FDNY ‘Honor Roll of Life’

At a ceremony at New York City Fire Department headquarters in downtown Brooklyn on February 27, 2013, Howard Milstein, chair of the New York Blood Center (NYBC), joined Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Christopher Hillyer, M.D., president and CEO of NYBC, to add the names of nine 2012 FDNY bone marrow donors to the FDNY’s…

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Miller Center at UVA Announces the Milstein Symposium: Ideas for a New American Century

Howard Milstein has contributed $2.26 million to the University of Virginia’s Miller Center to launch the Milstein Symposium: Ideas for a New American Century. The Milstein Symposium will continue the Center’s innovative work advancing original, consensus-based approaches to some of the most pressing challenges facing the United States. It will also emphasize the importance of…

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Milstein Hall Receives Prestigious Architecture Award

Paul Milstein Hall at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) received a 2013 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture. Awarded annually by the American Institute of Architects, the Institute Honor Award is “the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture, and urban design.”

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Howard and Abby Milstein Host Reception and Screening for ‘Shakespeare Uncovered’ U.S. Premiere

Howard and Abby Milstein hosted a dinner and screening to celebrate the U.S. premiere of Shakespeare Uncovered, a series of six films about the playwright that will debut on WNET THIRTEEN in January. The Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation is the lead foundation sponsor of Shakespeare Uncovered, which was produced by Richard Denton for Blakeway…

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Howard Milstein and Emigrant Bank Help NYPD and FDNY First Responders Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

More than 2,000 New York City first responders who were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy will receive assistance from funds now being administered by the New York City Police Foundation and FDNY Foundation. The funds, made possible by a generous gift of over $2.3 million by Emigrant Bank and its Chairman, Howard P. Milstein, will…

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Howard Milstein Receives Phipps Community Builder Award

Phipps Houses recently honored Howard Milstein with the Community Builder award at its annual benefit dinner. Mr. Milstein received the award for his “continued leadership in strengthening New York City communities and improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers,” Phipps Houses Chairman Ronay Meschel told dinner guests at the Waldorf-Astoria. Phipps Houses is…

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Abby and Howard Milstein Make Major Gift to New York Public Library

Abby Milstein, a Library trustee, and Howard Milstein donated $8 million to the New York Public Library (NYPL), enabling the new Central Library Plan to move forward. The gift supports building additional storage space at the Stephen Schwarzman Building so that nearly twice as many volumes can be kept in the 42nd Street building as…

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