News and Events

News and Events

Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation Reaches Milestones In Health, Education and Other Philanthropic Projects

The Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation is pleased to announce that Spring 2012 has seen the culmination of several philanthropic endeavors at the heart of the foundation's mission. In areas such as education, science and medicine, and youth services, projects supported by the foundation (and the Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, established by Howard P. Milstein's father) reached important milestones in early 2012. Together, such accomplishments represent tens of millions of dollars in charitable giving.

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Howard Milstein Co-Chairs United Hospital Fund's Annual Distinguished Trustee Award Luncheon

The United Hospital Fund presented Distinguished Trustee Awards to 28 trustees from metropolitan area hospitals at a luncheon today at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Howard Milstein was co-chair of the luncheon with Patricia Levinson. The honorees were recognized for their leadership, generosity, and extraordinary service to not-for-profit and municipal hospitals in New York City, nearby New Jersey, and Long Island communities.

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Milstein Conference Center Dedicated by Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School dedicated the Milstein Conference Center, a central feature of the Wasserstein Hall-Caspersen Student Center-Clinical Wing building that is meant to bring students and faculty together and improve the student experience.

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NYBC Presents Second Milstein Cord Blood Symposium to Mark FDA Approval of HEMACORD™

New York Blood Center (NYBC) presented the Second Milstein Cord Blood Symposium on April 10 at NYBC’s Murray Sargent Auditorium. The symposium – and an opening reception on April 9 at the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History hosted by NYBC Chairman Howard P. Milstein – also celebrated the FDA’s recent approval of HEMACORD™, a cellular therapy product developed and manufactured by the Howard P. Milstein National Cord Blood Center. More than 200 scientists, doctors, and professionals in the medical community attended the symposium.

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Howard Milstein Discusses Philanthropy 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 the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation and his work in philanthropy. In the interview, Howard explains his belief in public-private partnerships to solve intractable problems in health and civic life and his unique approach to philanthropy, which brings aspects of venture capitalism to the organizations he leads and sponsors.

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Paul Milstein Hall Celebration Draws Record Number of Cornell Alumni

Paul Milstein Hall of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) was the focus of a weekend celebration by alumni, faculty, and students in early March to mark the building’s completion. The highlight of the weekend was a talk on March 9 by internationally renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, who designed Milstein Hall with his Office of Metropolitan Architecture. AAP Dean Kent Kleinman introduced Koolhaas and moderated a Q&A for a capacity audience of nearly 300 in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium and Boardroom.

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FDNY Swears in New York Blood Center Chairman Howard Milstein as Honorary Battalion Chief

Howard Milstein, Chairman of New York Blood Center’s Board of Trustees, was sworn in as an honorary FDNY Battalion Chief by Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano on March 7.

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Emigrant Savings Bank Chairman Howard Milstein Joins Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year 4710

At a ceremony at New York City Fire Department headquarters in downtown Brooklyn on January 25, 2012, 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 six 2011 FDNY bone marrow donors to NYBC’s “Honor Roll of Life.”

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

At a ceremony at New York City Fire Department headquarters in downtown Brooklyn on January 25, 2012, 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 six 2011 FDNY bone marrow donors to NYBC’s “Honor Roll of Life.”

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Jewish Theological Seminary Launches Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue

On October 31, 2011, the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) inaugurated the new Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue (MCID) with a lunch for leaders of the Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant communities. His Eminence Kurt Cardinal Koch was the guest of honor. Cardinal Koch is president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, which includes the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.

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