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Lifestyles Magazine/Meaningful Influence cover subject buys Warhol’s “Marilyn” for $195 million-proceeds go to charities
Lifestyles Magazine/Meaningful Influence was present at a historic New York City auction at Christie’s- with the proceeds from the sale of the top item are earmarked for donation to charities.
In under four minutes of bidding, Andy Warhol’s 1964 silk-screen of the actress’ face, “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn,” sold for about $195 million to a buyer at Christie’s in New York, making it the highest price achieved for any American work of art at auction.
Helping Change Vaccines Forever
The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation announced its largest philanthropic commitment: a donation of $25 million as part of a new grant fund for five National Cancer Institute-designated centers, including the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Four Seasons Founder Congratulates Lifestyles Magazine
Read Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts founder Isadore Sharp’s personal letter to Gabriel Erem, founder of Lifestyles Magazine/Meaningful Influence.
MacKenzie Scott’s philanthropic donations are over $12.5 billion with latest round
Our New Year 2021 Lifestyles Magazine/Meaningful Influence cover subject MacKenzie Scott joined the “Giving Pledge” with the following words:
“We each come by the gifts we have to offer by an infinite series of influences and lucky breaks we can never fully understand. In addition to whatever assets life has nurtured in me, I have a disproportionate amount of money to share. My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care. But I won’t wait. And I will keep at it until the safe is empty.”
In only two years, MacKenzie Scott has become one of the most remarkable and thoughtful mega-philanthropists in the world.
Hassenfeld Leads Toy Foundation Campaign for Ukrainian Children
The Toy Foundation (TTF) is calling on the global play community to bring comfort and aid to the thousands of children and families impacted by the large-scale humanitarian crisis currently unfolding in the Ukraine.
In response, TTF has partnered with toy industry veteran Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Initiatives to spearhead an industry-wide relief effort. Hassenfeld has pledged to donate $1 million and is challenging others throughout the play industry to join him in making an impactful contribution.
Soon-Shiong opens a COVID-19 vaccination plant in South Africa
Businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong has opened a COVID-19 vaccination plant in Cape Town, South Africa, and will be the first on the continent to produce the vaccines from start to finish.
Soon-Shiong, who invented the drug Abraxane (known for its efficacy against several types of cancer) and founded the health start-up NantWorks, was born in South Africa and has hailed the plant’s launch as “one of the momentous moments of my life.”
Dr. Katalin Karikó and her remarkable scientific journey to save humanity
As Lifestyles Magazine/Meaningful Influence enters our 50th year of chronicling the world’s leading philanthropists’ efforts in supporting the betterment of Humanity, we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Katalin Karikó and her colleagues for being named TIME’s 2021 Heroes of the Year.
The newest members of the Giving Pledge include Tony Xu, the CEO and co-founder of DoorDash, and his wife, Patti Bao, and Ben Silverman, CEO and co-founder of Pinterest, and his wife, Divya Bhaskaran.
Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang donate $125 million to the Met, the largest gift in its history
The new wing at the Metropolitan Museum will finally give a proper home to the important 2013 gift of 79 Cubist paintings, drawings and sculptures from the philanthropist and long time Lifestyles Magazine/Meaningful Influence supporter Leonard A. Lauder whose record breaking $1 billion cubist art collection donation our publication featured exclusively on our cover.
Francine LeFrak receives the Points of Light Award
Lifestyles Magazine cover subject and Giving Pledge signatory, Francine LeFrak, received the Points of Light Award, presented by Lauren Bush Lauren—one of our other Lifestyles Magazine cover subjects.