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.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) — February 10, 2011 – The Winnick Family Foundation Clinical Research Center in Los Angeles was lauded at a recent special event, hosted by the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The Winnick Clinical Research Center was funded by a $5-million endowment gift from the Winnick Family Foundation as well as from a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The center provides seed money each year to four Winnick Scholars – leading research scientists on the Cedars-Sinai staff who are doing cutting-edge clinical work in the biomedical sciences. The event featured presentations by each of four current Winnick Scholars.

Dr. Shlomo Melmed, MD, Dean of Medical Faculty at Cedars-Sinai, said, “We are delighted to welcome Gary and Karen Winnick to this series of presentations so that they can see the remarkable results of their investment and their trust in our research effort. Gary, of course, is not only involved financially but brings to our hospital community a wonderful, probing intellectual curiosity, always seeking to discover the practical application of this important work. Thankfully, breakthroughs in medical knowledge and discoveries result from the research of our Winnick Scholars each year.”

Gary Winnick told the hospital’s Board of Governors and senior members of its medical staff: “The research presented this afternoon confirms our belief that this clinical research center is attracting and funding the very finest medical talent at Cedars-Sinai. Under the wise guidance of Dr. Melmed, this research is producing world-class scholarship and effective results that are meaningful for clinical colleagues who are fighting disease and extending lives today. Karen and I are proud to play a small, leveraging role in the bigger picture of discovery and progress at Cedars-Sinai.”

Added Dr. Melmed: “The research done by the Winnick Family Foundation Clinical Research Center absolutely stands up with the work produced by any major biomedical research center in the world, confirmed by the additional national and international grants our Winnick scholars attract every year.”

Here are the 2011 Winnick Scholars and their presentation topics:

  • Dr. Mark O. Goodarzi: Genetics of insulin clearance in diabetes and advances in polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Dr. Stanley C. Jordan: Desensitization protocols in kidney transplantation.
  • Dr. Hyung Lee Kim: Immunotherapy in renal cell carcinoma.
  • Dr. Julia Y. Ljubimova: Tumor delivery of polymalic acid.

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.

iCrete, now an SAP partner with an SAP-certified solution, provides customers instant intra-business communications and real-time, streamlined access to plant data

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2011 — iCrete© LLC today announced its iCrete Link™ 2.0 has been certified by SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) as “powered by SAP NetWeaver®.” Through the integration with SAP® applications, the iCrete Link gives producers of concrete and construction materials quick and cost-effective access to critical data, empowering them to enhance intra-business communications, streamline manufacturing processes, and monitor production in real time. Furthermore, iCrete has strengthened its relationship with SAP by joining the SAP PartnerEdge™ program as an SAP software solution partner.

Said Bernie Benson, CEO of iCrete: “SAP has a strong footprint in the cement and concrete industry, the same industry that iCrete serves. Hence, many of our customers are also SAP customers. With this integration certification and partnership, iCrete is now able to help producers further maximize ERP system investments by connecting to their manufacturing assets in an elegant and cost-effective manner.”

The iCrete Link is a proprietary data-integration platform that enables a selection of innovative business applications for the concrete and construction material industry worldwide. It complements iCrete’s original patented concrete mix design technology.

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that the iCrete Link 2.0 can effectively and reliably provide real-time operating data to the SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) application via the SAP NetWeaver composite application-manufacturing integration scenario (NW-CA-MFG 1.0).

By integrating plant-level data made available by the iCrete Link with SAP MII, producers can access the many remote and isolated information silos that limit manufacturing efficiency in the concrete and construction material industry vertical.

“iCrete Link integrated with SAP MII delivers an elegant but robust set of solutions for data integration,” said Adam Winnick, President of iCrete. “This will help concrete and construction material producers better respond and adapt to a rapidly changing economic environment, to the continuing vertical integration and consolidation of the industry, and to growth opportunities in modernizing and emerging nations.”

As a result of the certified integration announced today, customers of iCrete using the iCrete Link together with SAP MII are now able to share real-time production and performance data with popular ERP applications to facilitate activities as fundamental as inventory management and as pressing as carbon auditing.

The iCrete Link solution also enables vendor-managed inventory programs, which, while in high demand, have seen slow adoption due to a reliance on expensive and customized hardware solutions often difficult to implement.

In addition, as an SAP software solutions partner in SAP PartnerEdge, iCrete works closely with SAP to develop and certify the technical integration of its solutions with SAP software. Integrated partner applications extend, complement and add value to SAP solutions, thereby helping mutual customers more successfully meet business needs and drive strong results.

About iCrete

iCrete is a provider of advanced technology solutions that enable the global concrete and construction industry to harness the value of real-time communications. iCrete helps customers leverage resulting information networks to elevate their businesses to a new standard of profitability, performance, and environmental stewardship.

iCrete cloud-based software tools and solutions help concrete and construction material producers integrate plant operations with the rest of the enterprise and powerful applications to optimize and automate key business processes. iCrete mix designs improve the performance, efficiency, and sustainability of poured concrete. Our mix designs have been used on some of the world’s most challenging and demanding construction projects including 1 World Trade Center and Beekman Tower in Manhattan.

For more details, visit iCrete at http://www.icrete.com on the Web.

iCrete Link and all iCrete logos are a trademark of iCrete LLC. SAP, SAP NetWeaver, PartnerEdge and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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The 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.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 – The Drawing Dreams Foundation – which delivers artists, art-activity books and interactive art video games to children’s hospitals across the country, has thanked the Winnick Family Foundation for its support.

Said Derek May, Program Director: “The Winnick Family Foundation is an inspiration to us and people everywhere. Thank you for helping Drawing Dreams brighten the lives of hospitalized children in Los Angeles.”

Gary Winnick stated: “Drawing Dreams, based in Berkeley, California, transforms lives with the art supplies it delivers to sick and recovering young patients at U.S. children’s hospitals through its Artist-in-Residence and Child Life programs. I also enjoy the Drawing Dreams website online galleries featuring the beautiful work created by these children and by more than one thousand professional artists who work with these remarkable youngsters during their convalescence.”

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.

During the past year, Drawing Dreams has also provided art supplies and support to other pediatric care centers including New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Maine Medical Center’s Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Miami Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Benioff Children’s Hospital UCSF, Oakland Children’s Hospital, and Berkeley’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Herrick Cancer Hospital.

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.

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, as well as safety protocols.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 – The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind has commended the Winnick Family Foundation for its contributions in support of the Center’s guide dog program. The Center, based at the Beit Oved cooperative in central Israel, has aided nearly 400 visually impaired Israelis since its founding two decades ago.

Said Gary Winnick: “The wonderful animals trained by the Center profoundly improve the quality of life of blind people every day by providing them with mobility, independence and self confidence. We are proud to support that effort.”

The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind was established in January of 1991, just prior to the Gulf War with Tillie, a Yellow Lab from England. The first graduate was Haim Tsur, a concert violinist from Jerusalem who graduated in June of that year. Today, there are 27,000 legally blind Israelis, but less than 300 active working guide-dog partnerships in that country.

Said Norman Leventhal, President of the Center: “Before the founding of the Center at Beit Oved, visually impaired Israelis had to travel to England or America to obtain a qualified dog, but these foreign animals were principally trained in English and in foreign traffic customs. We now have a world-class facility that provides guide dogs born and raised here in Israel – animals trained to respond to commands in Hebrew and completely familiar with local Israeli streets and safety protocols. That is all made possible by the continued generosity of donors like the Winnick Family.”

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.

Gary Winnick rebuilds

December 23, 2010

The fallen telecom star is using his  talents to focus on a new kind of infrastructure.

By Rupali Arora, contributor

Of all the bubbles that burst during the dotcom era, few popped louder than Gary Winnick’s Global Crossing. The California entrepreneur, who built a network of undersea fiber-optic cables, became one of telecom’s richest superstars. Though Global Crossing never posted a profit, its stock price grew and Winnick cavorted in a fleet of corporate jets and a $90 million Bel Air, Calif., estate.

(Read more via Fortune.)

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.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 — The Best Friends Animal Society of Kanab, Utah has lauded the Winnick Family Foundation for its support of the Society’s veterinary services and youth education programs within the Navaho Nation.

Anne Mejia, co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, said: “We very much appreciate the support received for our work from the Winnick Foundation. Through your generous help, you have once again touched the lives of the animals and people of the Navaho Nation.”

The Best Friends Animal Society is dedicated to the humane treatment and medical care of small pets and stray animals. In 2010, the Society’s program, supported in part by a Winnick Family Foundation grant, has provided treatment for more than 200 at-risk animals and given more than 4,000 pounds of animal food and nourishment to pet-owning Navaho families in need.

A humane education program sponsored by the Society in 2010 worked with ninety teens at Monument Valley High School interested in becoming veterinarians or veterinary-medicine technicians. Working with the program, the young students arranged 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.

Gary Winnick, founder and chairman of Pacific Capital Group, said: “The Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab is doing remarkable work and setting a standard for the humane treatment of small animals across the vast territory of the Navaho Nation. We are very proud to support Society’s work and delighted that it has been able to not only care for at-risk animals but to encourage young Navahos to enter veterinary medicine.”
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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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.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2010 — The Trustees of Columbia University have announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel Paravisini as the Gary Winnick and Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Business.

Dr. Paravisini earned a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005. He had previously received an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración in Caracas, Venezuela in 1997 and a BS cum laude in mechanical engineering from the Univesidad Simón Bolívar in 1994. He joined Columbia Business School in 2005 as an assistant professor and has served as an associate professor since 2009.

Gary Winnick, Founder and Chairman of Pacific Capital Group, said: “Professor Paravisini is a wonderful choice. He is widely respected by his peers for his research on the relationship of reputation and credit. He is also one of the most extraordinary and popular teachers on the Columbia University campus, having taught corporate finance to student acclaim at Columbia Business School since 2006.”

In 2010, Dr. Paravisini received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching a Core Course and the Charles River Associates Award for Best Paper on Corporate Finance. 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. His articles appear regularly in the premier publications in his field.

Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia Business School, said: “Our deepest thanks for the Winnick Family Foundation support of this professorship. Professor Paravisini’s exceptional accomplishments in research, writing and teaching, as well as his tremendous reputation in his field, are a credit to the School of Business and Columbia University.”

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 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.

Jimmy Delshad, Mayor of Beverly Hills, California, has joined Pacific Capital Group as Vice Chairman and Managing Director. Pacific Capital Group is an investment group based in Los Angeles.

Gary Winnick, Chairman and Chief Executive of Pacific Capital Group, said: “Jimmy Delshad is an internationally recognized authority on the use of advanced ‘smart’ technologies in city management and law enforcement to dramatically improve life, services and safety in the community. Beverly Hills has implemented Mayor Delshad’s smart-system innovations, pioneering a path to achieving efficiencies that can be applied to government at every level. We are happy that one of the nation’s leading experts in this growing field is joining our firm.”

Stated Jimmy Delshad: “During a 30-year career in venture capital, Gary Winnick has been able to see ahead with great clarity, participating in the transformation of industry after industry – from finance to telecommunications and beyond. I believe he sees, as I do, that it is now time to apply those convergent technologies – so-called smart systems bringing together sensors, networks, communications and computerization – to the public sector. I am very happy to continue my role in that revolution by joining Pacific Capital Group.”

Mr. Delshad created and promoted the Smart City Initiative in the City of Beverly Hills during his tenure on the City Council and as the city’s two-term Mayor. Under that initiative, the City has funded innumerable smart-tech innovations – networking fiber optic and wireless systems to link police surveillance cameras, traffic lights, sprinkler and water meter systems, parking meters, auto license plate readers, disaster operation centers, and new, state-of-the-art interoperable communication systems.

Mr. Delshad was twice-elected Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills and has served on the Beverly Hills City Council since 2003. He is the highest ranking Iranian- American elected official in the United States. During Mr. Delshad’s most recent term as mayor, The City of Beverly Hills achieved a balanced budget, an AAA municipal bond rating, and the broadest international brand recognition in municipal history.

Mr. Delshad was founder and chief executive officer of American International Business, a manufacturer of computer storage technologies, with offices in the United States, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom. He currently serves on the board of directors of several international corporations, including Dream Team Gaming, a casino gaming developer; and International Packaging Company, a paper and cardboard manufacturer with operations in China and the United States.

Mr. Delshad was the first Iranian-born President of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and has also served on the board of many not-for-profit organizations including Friends of Sheba Medical and Maple Counseling Center. He is currently on the board of directors of the Iranian-American Jewish Federation and Magbit Educational Foundation where he was both President and Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Delshad was recently named as one of the 10 Most Politically Influential Jews in America by Forward Magazine. He has a BS degree in Computer Sciences from California State University, Northridge and an Honorary PhD from American Liberty University.

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 financial services, clean technology, telecommunications, healthcare, and real estate.

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 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.

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.