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Anne Heyman

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Philanthropist and founder of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village to shelter orphans of the Rwandan genocide, Anne Heyman (1961-2014).

Photo courtesy of her husband, Seth Merrin.

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Philanthropist and founder of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village to shelter orphans of the Rwandan genocide, Anne Heyman (1961-2014).

Photo courtesy of her husband, Seth Merrin.

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Fanny Baronin Von Arnstein

Franziska “Fanny” von Arnstein, who rose to the rank of baroness, navigated the artistic and political upheaval of the Napoleonic Era as a hostess of salons which welcomed celebrities ranging from Horatio Nelson to Schopenhauer.

Gussie Edelman Wyner

Blending a businesswoman’s craft with an activist’s passion, Gussie Edelman Wyner created life memberships for Hadassah and other nonprofit organizations as a way to raise funds and cement commitment.

Frieda Schiff Warburg

Frieda Schiff Warburg’s determination to carry on her father’s philanthropic traditions led her to support and shape major Jewish institutions in America and Israel.

Doris May Ulmann

Trained to think of photography as an art form on par with painting, Doris May Ulmann captured both the celebrities of her day and the rural poor of Appalachia with what the New York Times described as “haunting power.”

"Old Woman in Sunbonnet, No. 2" by Doris May Ulmann

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A photograph of an Appalachian woman, titled Old woman in sunbonnet, no. 2 by photographer, co-founder of the Pictorial Photographers of America, and philanthropist, Doris May Ulmann (1882–1934).

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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A photograph of an Appalachian woman, titled Old woman in sunbonnet, no. 2 by photographer, co-founder of the Pictorial Photographers of America, and philanthropist, Doris May Ulmann (1882–1934).

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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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

Estelle Joan Sommers

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Designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Estelle Joan Sommers (1919–1994).

Photo from the Dance Library of Israel.

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Designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Estelle Joan Sommers (1919–1994).

Photo from the Dance Library of Israel.

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