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Best Friends and NKLA Put Winnick Family Foundation Grant to Work

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 1, 2012 -- Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in Mission Hills, California, is a major component of NKLA — the campaign to take Los Angeles no-kill
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Pepperdine University Recognizes Winnick Family Foundation Scholars

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 27, 2011 -- Three law students at Pepperdine University received grants for academic excellence and community service from Winnick Family Foundation
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Winnick Family Foundation Renews Grant to Syracuse University Literacy Corps

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 21, 2011 -- Karen Winnick gives back to her alma mater through Literary Corps program at Syracuse University
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Winnick Family Foundation Support For L.A.’s Ready, Set, Read! Project

LOS ANGELES, CA - May 31, 2011 -- Ready, Set, Read! project provides low-income parents in Southern California with the tools needed to read to their children.
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Winnick Gallery in New York City Features Rare Treasures Illuminating Jewish History

NEW YORK, NY - February 24, 2011 -- Center for Jewish History is now the largest repository of Jewish history and experience outside of the State of Israel, preserving, protecting and presenting more than 500,000 books and 100 million documents.
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Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Lauds Winnick Scholars

LOS ANGELES, CA - February 9, 2011 -- Four Winnick Scholars presented findings from their cutting-edge clinical work in the biomedical science at this event, which was made possible by a partial grant from Winnick Family Foundation.
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Winnick Family Foundation Thanked for Support to “Drawing Dreams,” Bringing Art and Artists to Support Hospitalized Children

LOS ANGELES, CA - January 27, 2011 -- The Winnick Foundation support will specifically aid Drawing Dreams projects in Southern California at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Ahmanson Pediatric Hospital, at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.
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Winnick Family Foundation Commended for Supporting Guide Dog Program For Visually Impaired Israelis

LOS ANGELES, CA - January 18, 2011 -- The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind has helped nearly 400 visually impaired Israelis since 1991 by training dogs to respond to commands, familiarizing them with local Israeli streets and safety protocols.
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Best Friends Animal Society Lauds Winnick Family Foundation for Its Support of Navajo Nation Veterinary Care and Youth Education Programs

LOS ANGELES, CA - December 13, 2010 -- A humane education program worked with ninety teens who were interested in becoming veterinarians or veterinary-medicine technicians. The students were able to arrange a free spay-neuter day that saw twenty cats and dogs fixed and vaccinated, found permanent homes for 50 abandoned, free-roaming dogs and set up three runs into remote areas to rescue dogs in danger.
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Gary Winnick and Martin Granoff Chair at Columbia Business School Awarded to Daniel Paravisini

LOS ANGELES, CA - December 10, 2010 -- Dr. Paravisini's breakthrough research work on economic shocks has won serious attention in financial and banking circles and been featured during lectures at prestigious university venues and the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia, New York, and San Francisco.
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Long Island University deploys 6,000 iPads

BROOKVILLE, NY - December 1, 2010 -- LIU's notable tech alumni include former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel, Global Crossing founder Gary Winnick, NCR CEO William Nuti and Nortel CIO Steven Bandrowczak.
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Winnick Sustainable Development Program Enters Second Year at Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 18, 2010 -- The program, made possible by a grant from Winnick Family Foundation, lays the groundwork for teaching children in Jerusalem about environmentally-friendly materials, principles of sustainability, and how to preserve the earth through knowledge of science and technology.
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L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art Commends Winnick Family Foundation for 2010 Grant Commitment

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 15, 2010 -- More than 100,000 people from around the world visited this historical presentation of contemporary art and 12,000 students, teachers and community leaders participated in the museum's education and outreach offerings that accompanied the exhibit.
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Winnick Family Foundation Funds New Field-Trip Grants for Lincoln Presidential Museum

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 12, 2010 -- Grants funded by the Winnick Family Foundation cover a portion of the transportation costs for low-income school and youth groups introducing children, often for the first time, to Abraham Lincoln, the museum and the library. The museum has received accolades from museum designers and historians for its use of modern technology, theatrics, and high-fidelity figures to tell Lincoln's story.
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Winnick Family Foundation Completes $100,000 Grant to California Science Center's Ecosystems Gallery

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 4, 2010 -- The Winnick Family Foundation supports a new interactive Ecosystems gallery at the California Science Center, where children and the general public can observe a kelp tank teeming with marine life, a desert flash flood, and a special area dedicated to the rich urban ecology of Los Angeles. The Foundation hopes that the interactive Ecosystems gallery will become an inspiration and model for eco-conscious urban development.
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Winnick Family Foundation Sponsoring Fauna & Flora International Biodiversity Teams

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 3, 2010 -- The Winnick Family Foundation is proud to support a Charity Navigator 4-star organization that protects endangered wildlife in Asia, Africa and other remote areas. The Foundation announced today that it is sponsoring project teams of Fauna & Flora International, one of the world's most active nongovernmental organizations dedicated to saving species and ecosystems from extinction.
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Karen Winnick Receives Arents Award from Syracuse University

LOS ANGELES, CA - October 19, 2010 -- Karen Winnick, chairman of the Winnick Family Foundation, receives prestigious Arents Award for distinguished alumni from Syracuse University, honoring her work as a philanthropist, literacy advocate, children's author and illustrator.
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Winnick Family Foundation Lauded for Ten Years of Support for Literacy Programs in L.A. Schools

LOS ANGELES CA - October 18, 2010 -- Foundation chairman and children's book author, Karen Winnick, continues to encourage reading for kids. The Winnick Family Foundation was congratulated by the California Readers program, a not-for-profit organization of teachers and teacher-librarians dedicated to providing library books and living authors to elementary schools in California, for the Foundation's decade-long support of literacy in Los Angeles schools.
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Winnick Family Scholarship Awarded to Theodora Wingert at UCLA School of Medicine

LOS ANGELES CA - October 11, 2010 -- Born in Seattle, Wingert has worked in Europe with physicians at Danish, German and Polish hospitals and has broad experience in genetic research from summer internships at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.
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Karen Winnick to be Honored with Prestigious Arents Award from Syracuse University

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 16, 2010 -- Karen Winnick, chairman of the Winnick Family Foundation, will be honored in October by Syracuse University for her work as a children's book author and illustrator and as a literacy advocate.
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Winnick Family Foundation Lauds Breakthrough Alzheimer's Disease Discovery

LOS ANGELES CA - August 10, 2010 -- Research conducted by scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the University of Southern California.
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Winnick Family Foundation Funds New Field-Trip Grants for Student Visits to the Lincoln Presidential Museum

LOS ANGELES CA - June 9, 2010 -- The Winnick Family Foundation has provided new field-trip grants to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. The new grants will offset transportation costs for educational field trips to the museum in Springfield, Illinois.
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Pacific Capital Group's Gary Winnick Hosts Dinner Honoring Panama Division of Young Presidents' Organization

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - May 19, 2010 -- Companies run by members of the YPO employ more than 19 million people and generate US$4.3 trillion in annual revenues.
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Gary Winnick Appointed to Advisory Board of New York Forum

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - April 21, 2010 -- The Forum will bring global business and political leaders to New York City to address some of the world's greatest economic challenges. A report of the Forum's recommendations will be presented to the members of the G20 meeting in Toronto this summer.
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Winnick Family Foundation Grant to Support Operation USA Effort in Haiti

LOS ANGELES CA – March 2, 2010 -- Operation USA founder Richard Walden has created an emergency support charity that is regularly ranked among the best and most effective international relief organizations. Eight air shipments of relief supplies in the past month from Operation USA delivered essential pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, generators, medical personnel and shelter supplies into the right helping hands in Haiti.
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Visitors to Noah’s Ark in Skirball Center’s Winnick Hall Exceed 250,000

LOS ANGELES CA – February 8, 2010 -- The Winnick Family Foundation provided the $100,000 seed grant to fund the Noah’s Ark project. The Noah’s Ark exhibit is on the second floor of the 26,000-square-foot Winnick Hall built in 2004 with a $5-million grant from the Winnick Family Foundation.
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Winnick Family Foundation Recognizes 2009-2010 Winnick Scholars at Syracuse University

LOS ANGELES CA – January 7, 2010 -- Ten undergraduate students at Syracuse University have been awarded Winnick Family Scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year. The ten students, chosen by the University, will be recognized at the annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon.
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Winnick Family Foundation Completes $25,000 Grant to Library Foundation of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA – December 24, 2009 -- The grant helped to fund 1,140 training sessions organized by the Los Angeles Public Library, attracting 21,955 children and 15,648 adults for an average attendance of 19 children and 14 parents or caregivers per session. Each parent or caregiver is trained by the librarian about pre-literacy skills and how to incorporate them into reading with a child.
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Winnick Family Foundation Scholarship Awarded to Alia Jones at Cornell University

Los Angeles, CA – December 4, 2009 -- Cornell University has awarded the Winnick Family Foundation Scholarship for 2009-2010 to student Alia Jones, Class of 2010. This is the fourth award received by Ms. Jones from the Foundation.
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Pacific Capital Group’s Gary Winnick Hosts Dinner Honoring David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership

Beverly Hills, CA – November 24, 2009 -- Financier and philanthropist Gary Winnick hosted a dinner at his Bel Air home on Wednesday, November 19, honoring David Gergen, Director of The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
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Winnick Hall at Skirball Center Will Host Photo Exhibit Honoring Civil Rights Movement

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 4, 2009 -- Winnick Hall, the largest exhibition space at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, will feature “Road to Freedom,” the grandest presentation in decades of photography from the Civil Rights Movement.
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Winnick Family Scholarship Awarded to Ramona Davoudpour at UCLA School of Medicine

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 28, 2009 -- The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has awarded the Winnick Family Scholarship for 2009-2010 to student Ramona Davoudpour. This is the second year that Davoudpour, Class of 2010, has won this prestigious honor.
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Winnick Family Foundation Renews Support for Special Needs Program at Jerusalem Zoo

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 23, 2009 -- The Winnick Family Foundation announced today its continuing support for a unique program serving special-needs children at the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem. The Animal Assisted Therapy Program, begun in 1998, matches children in safe and organized sessions with animals living at the zoo.
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Stanford University Commends Winnick Family Foundation For Support to Graduate Business School

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 21, 2009 -- Dr. Lawrence M. Wein has been named The Winnick Faculty Fellow of 2009-2010 at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). The fellowship is funded by an annual grant from the Winnick Family Foundation in support of teaching excellence at the School.
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Winnick Family Foundation Supports New Gettysburg Video Production and Broadcast for Children

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 10, 2009 -- The Gettysburg Foundation will be filming a new educational film later this month that will be broadcast nationwide to an expected audience of 10 million school children. The new production, “Big Deal at Gettysburg – The Value of Historical Places,” is funded in part by the Winnick Family Foundation.
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Winnick Family Foundation Commends Bloomfield Science Museum Work with Israel's Youth

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 26, 2009 -- Three Israeli teenagers - 17-year-olds Shira Ahissar and Yadid Algavi, along with 16-year-old Shahar Gvirtz - became international celebrities in Israel earlier this summer when they brought home top prizes in the "World Series" of science fairs, the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair competition.
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Winnick Family Foundation Acknowledges Contributions of Sculptor Lynn Syms

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 11, 2009 -- Extended by popular demand was one of the most well-attended shows in the Yeshiva University Museum’s Winnick Gallery, located in Manhattan at the Center for Jewish History. The long-running show featured the life work of L.T. Syms, one of the country’s most respected figurative sculptors.
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Winnick Family Foundation Funds Teach For America Member Chris Akel

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 4, 2009 -- When teacher Chris Akel applied to join Teach For America, he was ready for the challenge of teaching in an underserved urban or rural community – something very unlike the surburban neighborhoods he grew up in on the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee.
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Financier and Philanthropist Gary Winnick Keynotes "Leadership in Crisis" Conversation at Harvard's Center for Public Leadership

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- May 4, 2009 -- Financier and philanthropist Gary Winnick delivered keynote remarks at an afternoon conversation and open forum for students and faculty at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The subject of the April 23rd event, held in the School's Darman Seminar Room, was "Leadership in Crisis."
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Standing Room Only - Winnick Hillel Center at Syracuse University Offers Seder to a Full House

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 20, 2009 -- Syracuse University's Winnick Hillel Center hosted one of the largest on-campus gatherings for a Seder service in the University's history earlier this month. On April 8, more than 300 students crowded in for the Wednesday sundown service, marking the opening of Jewish Passover.
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Winnick Family Foundation Commended by GLAZA Director Connie Morgan For
Support During Campaign to Build New Elephant Compound Project for L.A. Zoo

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 6, 2009 -- The Winnick Family Foundation was commended recently by Connie Morgan, president of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), for the foundation’s financial backing during GLAZA’s successful campaign to build for the zoo’s new elephant compound, Pachyderm Forest....
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Karen Winnick Appointed Chairwoman of Winnick Family Foundation

LOS ANGELES, CA - March 18, 2009 -- The Winnick Family Foundation has announced the appointment of Karen Winnick as chairwoman of the foundation’s board of directors. Grants and gifts from the family and foundation focus on education, literacy, health care, art, culture, animal welfare, the environment and the needs of the worldwide Jewish community…
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Philanthropist Gary Winnick Welcomes U.N. Delegation to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 14, 2008 -- Financier and philanthropist Gary Winnick welcomed a delegation of United Nations
Ambassadors to his Los Angeles home.The ambassadors and diplomats from eight countries attended a reception as part of a
three-day trip to Los Angeles sponsored by "U.N. Across America," a program designed to introduce ambassadors and other...
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Gary Winnick Supports the Jewish Federation’s KOREH L.A. Literacy Program

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 25, 2008 — KOREH L.A. is the non-sectarian volunteer literacy program created by
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Jewish Community Relations Committee. Koreh is the Hebrew word for read.
Each volunteer spends one hour, once a week, reading with a pre-school or elementary school child.
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Philanthropist Gary Winnick Supports LA Police Foundation Community College Scholarship Program

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 4, 2008 -- The Los Angeles Police Foundation is the major source of private support for the
Los Angeles Police Department. For ten years the Foundation has created partnerships to provide resources and programs that
help the police serve at their highest level and that enhance LAPD-community relations. The Foundation provides equipment... Read more...


Gary Winnick Featured in Mosaic Magazine

LOS ANGELES CA – March 19, 2008 – A recent issue of Mosaic, the magazine of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, featured a profile of entrepreneur, philanthropist and visionary Gary Winnick in its recent issue.
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Gary Winnick, Largest Donor in C.W. Post History, to Return to Alma Mater March 8 for Dedication Ceremony

BROOKVILLE, NY  – March 5, 2008 – Financier and philanthropist Gary Winnick, a 1969 graduate of the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, will return to the Campus Saturday, March 8 to see first-hand the results of his generosity to his alma mater -- donations totaling $11 million.
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Gary & Karen Winnick

Gary Winnick is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the private investment group, Pacific Capital Group, Inc. and of iCRETE, L.L.C. – a global concrete technology company.
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Winnick Family Clinical Research Center Celebrates 6th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES CA, March 3, 2008 -- The Winnick Family Clinical Research Center celebrated its sixth anniversary this month and announced that it has 60 active research protocols at the Center in 2008, representing 210 clinical researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  These researchers are active in areas ranging from women's health and the genetics of common diseases to mitochondrial...
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Gary Winnick

The Mitten Drinnen Kid

LOS ANGELES CA – December 2007 – Gary Winnick’s mother had an expression for him when he was a child—she called him the mitten drinnen kid.  Of course, Gary wasn’t the only boy in the world who grew up with that moniker; it’s a fairly common...
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International Financier and Philanthropist Gary Winnick to Receive UCLA’s 2001 Jacoby International Award

LOS ANGELES, CA– April 9, 2001 – The Dashew International Center for Students and Scholars at UCLA will present the 2001 Jacoby International Award to financier and philanthropist Gary Winnick, founder and chairman of Global Crossing Ltd.  Winnick will be honored for his outstanding commitment and contributions to enhancing international understanding and peace.
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Donor Draws on Jewish Traditions of Giving to Promote Tolerance for All 

As a boy in the 1950's, Gary Winnick sat glued to every episode of the television show "The Millionaire," transfixed by the stories of needy people and the wealthy individual who helped them out. Unlike many of his friends, though, he liked to imagine how it would feel to be the man who wrote the check and gave it away, not the person on the receiving end.
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