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.

LOS ANGELES, CA –
November 18, 2010 The Winnick Sustainable Development Program, now in its second year at Bloomfield Science Museum, expanded in 2010 to provide environmental education classes to more than 900 low income students in Jerusalem.

Last year, 15 schools and 300 Jewish children from ultra-orthodox families were directly exposed to elements of the science program and another 600 students participated in supplemental environmental activities sponsored outside the museum by grants from the Jerusalem Foundation and the Winnick Family Foundation.

The program, which is funded by a three-year grant of $100,000 from the Winnick Family Foundation, is helping the museum develop a permanent curriculum that teaches the use and understanding of environmentally-friendly materials, awareness of principles of sustainability, and motivation to act as individuals and groups to preserve and protect the environment.

Maya Halevy, Director of the Bloomfield Science Museum, stated:  “Jerusalem is a place of ancient and competing ideologies.  But it is here at the Science Museum that we are trying to use the principles of science to lower the barriers that exist between these communities.  I am proud to report that, since its opening in 1992, our museum has engaged more than 1,750,000 visitors from across Israel and the Middle East and from around the world.  Our many visitors are now encountering new messages and lessons on a sustainable world, made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support and funds provided by Karen and Gary Winnick and their Winnick Family Foundation.”

Gary Winnick said: “This world-class museum and teaching institution features science and technology as an integral part of human culture, inviting its visitors to achieve the insight and obtain the knowledge that inevitably comes from intimate encounters with science and technology.  We are delighted to support Maya Halevy, her curators and staff at this internationally respected institution.”

The Bloomfield Science Museum was founded by and operates under the auspices of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Jerusalem Foundation.  The Museum is also supported by The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport, The Jerusalem Municipality, and The Jerusalem Foundation.

About the Winnick Family Foundation

The Winnick Family Foundation encourages project-specific programs but also selectively supports capital campaigns and unrestricted gifts to grantee organizations.  There is a preference for projects in Los Angeles and New York – or for those having an international component.

Foundation naming grants include:

  • Winnick Family Clinical Research Institute at Cedars Sinai Hospital
  • Winnick House at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Arnold S.  Winnick Student Center at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Winnick International Conference Center at the Simon Wiesenthal Center / Jerusalem
  • Winnick Children’s Zoo in Los Angeles
  • Winnick Faculty Scholar at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
  • Winnick Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center
  • Arnold & Blanche Winnick Popular Library and Karen Winnick Children’s Gallery at the Los Angeles Central Library
  • Winnick Hillel House at Syracuse University
  • Winnick Board Room at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
  • Winnick Winners Mentoring Program for the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Winnick Fellows at UCLA School of Medicine
  • Winnick Gallery at Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History

Karen and Gary Winnick and the Foundation have endowed university and high school literacy and scholarship programs at Brown University, at Mrs. Winnick’s alma mater Syracuse University, and at Gary Winnick’s alma mater, Long Island University.

They have also funded the transformation of the on-campus C.W.  Post mansion administrative center – renamed Winnick House – as well as the main cafeteria which is now named in honor of Mr. Winnick’s late father.

In California, the Foundation has supported educational programs at the California Science Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, KOREH L.A., the Los Angeles Zoo, L.A.’s Best Afterschool Program, the Wonder of Reading, the Fulfillment Fund and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Center.

Among the many other Foundation grantees are the Special Olympics, The Center for Jewish History, Children’s Scholarship Fund, Partnership for Better Schools, Teach for America, The Gettysburg Foundation, The National Parks Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, The Los Angeles Police Foundation, Shoah Foundation, and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.

The Foundation also supports charities operating outside the United States, including the International Medical Corps, Flora and Fauna, World Wildlife Fund, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Israel Museum, the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Zoo, Heifer International and the Bloomfield Science Museum at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  For more information on the Foundation and its work, visit http://www.winnickfamilyfoundation.com on the Web.

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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.

Los Angeles, CA, November 15, 2010 – The Museum of Contemporary Art has commended the Winnick Family Foundation for its support of the museum’s 2010 programs.

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.

Gary Winnick said: “MOCA would be a cultural jewel in any city in the world but my family and I are delighted to have this treasure in Southern California, the only museum in L.A. exclusively devoted to art produced after 1940. We are happy to play a role in supporting Jeff Deitch and his world class team.”

In June, the museum presented Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, which drew nearly 50,000 visitors to the museum. In July, Dennis Hopper Double Standard featured examples in a range of media from this artist, actor and director, including his own works and works from contemporaries in his personal collection. Dennis Hopper died on May 29, less than two weeks before the opening of this show. Today the museum is housed in three unique facilities: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Elizabeth Greenway, MOCA grants manager, stated: “We are honored by the commitment of the Winnick Family Foundation and proud that we were able to use the money to support, in part, a very busy year of exhibitions that began with Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, the largest-ever installation of our renowned permanent holdings.”

About the Winnick Family Foundation

The Winnick Family Foundation encourages project-specific programs but also selectively supports capital campaigns and unrestricted gifts to grantee organizations. There is a preference for projects in Los Angeles and New York – or for those having an international component.

Foundation naming grants include:

  • Winnick Family Clinical Research Institute at Cedars Sinai Hospital
  • Winnick House at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Arnold S. Winnick Student Center at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Winnick International Conference Center at the Simon Wiesenthal Center / Jerusalem
  • Winnick Children’s Zoo in Los Angeles
  • Winnick Faculty Scholar at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
  • Winnick Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center
  • Arnold & Blanche Winnick Popular Library and Karen Winnick Children’s Gallery at the Los Angeles Central Library
  • Winnick Hillel House at Syracuse University
  • Winnick Board Room at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
  • Winnick Winners Mentoring Program for the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Winnick Fellows at UCLA School of Medicine
  • Winnick Gallery at Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History

Karen and Gary Winnick and the Foundation have endowed university and high school literacy and scholarship programs at Brown University, at Mrs. Winnick’s alma mater Syracuse University, and at Gary Winnick’s alma mater, Long Island University.

They have also funded the transformation of the on-campus C.W. Post mansion administrative center – renamed Winnick House – as well as the main cafeteria which is now named in honor of Mr. Winnick’s late father.

In California, the Foundation has supported educational programs at the California Science Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, KOREH L.A., the Los Angeles Zoo, L.A.’s Best Afterschool Program, the Wonder of Reading, the Fulfillment Fund and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Center.

Among the many other Foundation grantees are the Special Olympics, The Center for Jewish History, Children’s Scholarship Fund, Partnership for Better Schools, Teach for America, The Gettysburg Foundation, The National Parks Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, The Los Angeles Police Foundation, Shoah Foundation, and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.

The Foundation also supports charities operating outside the United States, including the International Medical Corps, Flora and Fauna, World Wildlife Fund, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Israel Museum, the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Zoo, Heifer International and the Bloomfield Science Museum at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. For more information on the Foundation and its work, visit http://www.winnickfamilyfoundation.com on the Web.

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.

Los Angeles, CA, November 12, 2010 — Grants for field trips to the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois have been awarded to 19 schools and youth groups in 16 cities across three U.S. states as a result of Winnick Family Foundation grants.

Each year the museum hosts more than 75,000 school children who experience the Lincoln legacy through the museum’s unmatched high tech exhibits and “you are there” immersive learning environments.

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.

Gary Winnick stated: “Our grants reach out to teachers of grades 4 to 12 in U.S. public and nonpublic schools with low income populations and help offset the cost of bringing the youngsters to the presidential museum in Springfield, Illinois. The effect of a visit like this is electric on a young scholar and can inspire a lifetime of learning and historical discovery.”

Jan Grimes, Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, agreed: “Children and young adults visiting our unique museum can deeply immerse themselves in Lincoln’s life and times. It is an educational experience unlike any other in the nation. The generous grants from Karen and Gary Winnick have now allowed us to expand the range of sponsored visitors beyond Illinois state borders. Within the first year of receiving these funds, we have subsidized student visits for the first time from schools in Missouri and Indiana.”

About the Winnick Family Foundation

The Winnick Family Foundation encourages project-specific programs but also selectively supports capital campaigns and unrestricted gifts to grantee organizations. There is a preference for projects in Los Angeles and New York – or for those having an international component.

Foundation naming grants include:

  • Winnick Family Clinical Research Institute at Cedars Sinai Hospital
  • Winnick House at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Arnold S. Winnick Student Center at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Winnick International Conference Center at the Simon Wiesenthal Center / Jerusalem
  • Winnick Children’s Zoo in Los Angeles
  • Winnick Faculty Scholar at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
  • Winnick Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center
  • Arnold & Blanche Winnick Popular Library and Karen Winnick Children’s Gallery at the Los Angeles Central Library
  • Winnick Hillel House at Syracuse University
  • Winnick Board Room at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
  • Winnick Winners Mentoring Program for the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Winnick Fellows at UCLA School of Medicine
  • Winnick Gallery at Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History

Karen and Gary Winnick and the Foundation have endowed university and high school literacy and scholarship programs at Brown University, at Mrs. Winnick’s alma mater Syracuse University, and at Gary Winnick’s alma mater, Long Island University.

They have also funded the transformation of the on-campus C.W. Post mansion administrative center – renamed Winnick House – as well as the main cafeteria which is now named in honor of Mr. Winnick’s late father.

In California, the Foundation has supported educational programs at the California Science Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, KOREH L.A., the Los Angeles Zoo, L.A.’s Best Afterschool Program, the Wonder of Reading, the Fulfillment Fund and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Center.

Among the many other Foundation grantees are the Special Olympics, The Center for Jewish History, Children’s Scholarship Fund, Partnership for Better Schools, Teach for America, The Gettysburg Foundation, The National Parks Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, The Los Angeles Police Foundation, Shoah Foundation, and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.

The Foundation also supports charities operating outside the United States, including the International Medical Corps, Flora and Fauna, World Wildlife Fund, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Israel Museum, the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Zoo, Heifer International and the Bloomfield Science Museum at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. For more information on the Foundation and its work, visit http://www.winnickfamilyfoundation.com on the Web.

Hertzberg’s longstanding commitment to alternative energy and his proven ability in managing and guiding public and private partnerships bring an important resource to Pacific Capital Group

Los Angeles, CA, November 9, 2010 – Pacific Capital Group has announced the appointment of Robert Hertzberg, former Speaker of the California State Assembly, as Venture Partner. Pacific Capital Group is an investment firm, based in Los Angeles.

Robert Hertzberg, an attorney, will continue to work as Senior Partner at Mayer Brown LLP. He is Co-founder and a Director of G24 Innovations Limited, a solar technology company based in the U.K. and first vice chairman of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Hertzberg was twice unanimously elected Speaker of the California State Assembly and served in the California Legislature from 1996 to 2002.

Mr. Hertzberg is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was graduated from Hastings Law School with the degree of Juris Doctor.

Mr. Hertzberg stated: “I am very excited to work with Gary and his portfolio companies on a very unique set of breakthrough opportunities that hold great promise for our state and our nation.”

Gary Winnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Capital Group, said: “I have known and admired Bob Hertzberg for many years as a public official and private entrepreneur. Bob’s longstanding commitment to alternative energy and his proven ability in managing and guiding public and private partnerships bring an important resource to Pacific Capital Group.”

About Pacific Capital Group:
Pacific Capital Group, Inc. (“PCG”) is an investment firm, based in Los Angeles. The firm was founded in 1985 by financier and philanthropist Gary Winnick who is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Winnick has sourced in excess of $100 billion to fund corporate innovation and transformative new technologies and has provided capital and counsel to hundreds of companies in the global economy.

Pacific Capital Group is involved in a broad range of industries that include clean technology, telecommunications, healthcare, real estate and financial services.

Mr. Winnick, and the companies he founded, Global Crossing and Asia Global Crossing, built the first integrated fiber optic network, a 130,000-mile global IP-based system connecting continents and countries around the world. The Global Crossing Network services 40 percent of the Fortune 500 and connects 700 cities in 70 countries.

Before founding Pacific Capital Group, Mr. Winnick was Senior Vice President of Drexel Burnham Lambert in that firm’s high yield and convertible bond group which transformed the face of corporate finance and Wall Street.

Mr. Winnick is a member of the board of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the Simon Wiesenthal Center and he is a recipient of the Wiesenthal Center’s Humanitarian Laureate Award. In 2004, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Long Island University, his alma mater.

Pacific Capital Group has announced the appointment of Robert Hertzberg, former Speaker of the California State Assembly, as Venture Partner. Pacific Capital Group is an investment firm, based in Los Angeles.

Robert Hertzberg, an attorney, will continue to work as Senior Partner at Mayer Brown LLP. He is Co-founder and a Director of G24 Innovations Limited, a solar technology company based in the U.K. and first vice chairman of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Hertzberg was twice unanimously elected Speaker of the California State Assembly and served in the California Legislature from 1996 to 2002.

Mr. Hertzberg is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was graduated from Hastings Law School with the degree of Juris Doctor.

Mr. Hertzberg stated: “I am very excited to work with Gary and his portfolio companies on a very unique set of breakthrough opportunities that hold great promise for our state and our nation.”

Gary Winnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Capital Group, said: “I have known and admired Bob Hertzberg for many years as a public official and private entrepreneur. Bob’s longstanding commitment to alternative energy and his proven ability in managing and guiding public and private partnerships bring an important resource to Pacific Capital Group.”

About Pacific Capital Group:
Pacific Capital Group, Inc. (“PCG”) is an investment firm, based in Los Angeles. The firm was founded in 1985 by financier and philanthropist Gary Winnick who is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Winnick has sourced in excess of $100 billion to fund corporate innovation and transformative new technologies and has provided capital and counsel to hundreds of companies in the global economy.

Pacific Capital Group is involved in a broad range of industries that include clean technology, telecommunications, healthcare, real estate and financial services.

Mr. Winnick, and the companies he founded, Global Crossing and Asia Global Crossing, built the first integrated fiber optic network, a 130,000-mile global IP-based system connecting continents and countries around the world. The Global Crossing Network services 40 percent of the Fortune 500 and connects 700 cities in 70 countries.

Before founding Pacific Capital Group, Mr. Winnick was Senior Vice President of Drexel Burnham Lambert in that firm’s high yield and convertible bond group which transformed the face of corporate finance and Wall Street.

Mr. Winnick is a member of the board of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the Simon Wiesenthal Center and he is a recipient of the Wiesenthal Center’s Humanitarian Laureate Award. In 2004, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Long Island University, his alma mater.

The Foundation is proud to support a Charity Navigator 4-star organization that protects endangered wildlife in Asia, Africa and other remote areas

Los Angeles, CA, November 3, 2010- The Winnick Family 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.

Said Katie Frohardt, Fauna & Flora’s Executive Director: “Our most urgent projects have benefited immensely from the generous support of the Winnick Family Foundation. These Flagship Priority Projects support critical field work around the world that will have the most important and immediate impact. This frontline work, which both conserves biodiversity and contributes to human development, is supported by over two dozen foundations, including the Winnick Family Foundation, Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Newman’s Own Foundation.”

Gary Winnick, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Capital Group, stated: “My family and I are pleased to support Fauna & Flora International. Katie Frohardt and her team are on the frontlines of endangered wildlife – from Asian elephants in Cambodia, gorillas across Africa, tigers in Sumatra, to a new project protecting endangered species in remote areas of the Caucasus and Kazakhstan. The organization has earned Charity Navigator 4-star ranking which is the gold standard for measuring sound financial stewardship and programmatic excellence.”

About the Winnick Family Foundation

The Winnick Family Foundation encourages project-specific programs but also selectively supports capital campaigns and unrestricted gifts to grantee organizations. There is a preference for projects in Los Angeles and New York – or for those having an international component.

Foundation naming grants include:

  • Winnick Family Clinical Research Institute at Cedars Sinai Hospital
  • Winnick House and Arnold S. Winnick Student Center at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Winnick International Conference Center at the Simon Wiesenthal Center / Jerusalem
  • Winnick Children’s Zoo in Los Angeles
  • Winnick Faculty Scholar at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
  • Winnick Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center
  • Arnold & Blanche Winnick Popular Library and Karen Winnick Children’s Gallery at the Los Angeles Central Library
  • Winnick Hillel House at Syracuse University
  • Winnick Board Room at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
  • Winnick Winners Mentoring Program for the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Winnick Fellows at UCLA School of Medicine
  • Winnick Gallery at Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History

Karen and Gary Winnick and the Foundation have endowed university and high school literacy and scholarship programs at Brown University, at Mrs. Winnick’s alma mater Syracuse University, and at Gary Winnick’s alma mater, Long Island University.

They have also funded the transformation of the on-campus C.W. Post mansion administrative center – renamed Winnick House – as well as the main cafeteria which is now named in honor of Mr. Winnick’s late father.

In California, the Foundation has supported educational programs at the California Science Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, KOREH L.A., the Los Angeles Zoo, L.A.’s Best Afterschool Program, the Wonder of Reading, the Fulfillment Fund and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Center.

Among the many other Foundation grantees are the Special Olympics, The Center for Jewish History, Children’s Scholarship Fund, Partnership for Better Schools, Teach for America, The Gettysburg Foundation, The National Parks Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, The Los Angeles Police Foundation, Shoah Foundation, and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.

The Foundation also supports charities operating outside the United States, including the International Medical Corps, Flora and Fauna, World Wildlife Fund, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Israel Museum, the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Zoo, Heifer International and the Bloomfield Science Museum at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. For more information on the Foundation and its work, visit http://www.winnickfamilyfoundation.com on the Web.