Monday, 20 October 2014
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Feb 1 2012 | 2:34am ET
What's a guy got to do to get some Congressional thanks? More than give a New York theater company $25 million, apparently.
At yesterday's grand opening of the Pershing Square Signature Theatre on 42nd Street, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), whose district encompasses the Frank Gehry-designed theater complex, made sure to thank those who helped make it a reality. He offered gratitude to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and actor Ed Norton. But he forgot to mention the man Norton convinced to make the Signature Theatre the Pershing Square Signature Theatre—Pershing Square Capital Management founder William Ackman.
The charitable arm of Ackman's hedge fund gave the center $25 million to keep tickets at the Signature affordable for the next 20 years.
A Nadler spokesman told the New York Post that the congressman's omission was an "oversight" and that "he has nothing against the guy. He's very thankful and appreciative."
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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