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Philanthropy

Edith Rosewald Stern

Edith Rosenwald Stern didn’t just commit herself to civil rights causes, she encouraged others to contribute by creating challenge grants to match donations.

Death of Susan Braun, dance archivist

October 3, 1995
Artist Susan Braun made an about-face in her career in the art world and began to fill the need of documenting dance on film.

Death of Estelle Joan Sommers, “Empress of Dance”

March 21, 1994
"I have always cherished my family, Israel and dance." - Estelle Joan Sommers

Lina Frank Hecht

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Lina Frank Hecht.
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Lina Frank Hecht.

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Idina Menzel

A longtime star of the Broadway stage, Idina Menzel became the first person ever to claim both a Billboard Top 10 slot (for Holiday Wishes in 2014) and a Tony Award (for Wicked in 2003).

Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette has navigated a career path from Hollywood to television and back again, culminating in a landslide of awards for her supporting role in 2014’s Boyhood.

Idina Menzel in her "Barefoot at the Symphony" Concert Tour

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Idina Menzel in her Barefoot at the Symphony concert tour, which ran from 2010 to 2013.
Photograph courtesy of Robin Wong and Idina Menzel.
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Idina Menzel in her Barefoot at the Symphony concert tour, which ran from 2010 to 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Robin Wong and Idina Menzel.

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Patricia Arquette at Heart Truth Event, 2009

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Patricia Arquette on the runway at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week. February 13, 2009 at Bryant Park.
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Patricia Arquette on the runway at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week. February 13, 2009 at Bryant Park.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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Irene Mayer Selznick

The daughter of Hollywood magnate Louis B. Mayer, Irene Mayer Selznick went on to help her husband, David O. Selznick, run his movie production company before becoming a theater producer in her own right.

Rebecca Schweitzer

Rebecca Schweitzer’s generosity helped underwrite early, important projects throughout Palestine and inspired others to give what they could.

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