Three law students at Pepperdine University received grants for academic excellence and community service from Winnick Family Foundation

LOS ANGELES, CA – June  27, 2011 —  Pepperdine University has announced the three students who received Winnick Family Foundation Scholar grants during the 2011 academic year.  The three second-year law students are:  Gregory Zivna Boger, Catherine Moore, and Jennifer Sirrine.

S. Keith Hinkle, Senior Vice President For Advancement and Public Affairs, said: “We are grateful for the continuing commitment of the Winnick Family Foundation to our University and for its partnership with us in providing financial assistance to the most deserving students in our law school.  Financial aid is used to bridge the gap between the cost of education and the resources available through the families of the students.”

Gary Winnick stated: “The School of Law at Pepperdine University is unique in its commitment to a balanced curriculum that emphasizes community service with the challenging academic goals it sets for its students.  Gregory Boger is both an entrepreneur and a math tutor; Catherine Moore worked in Israel for a microfinance organization providing loans to women and minority families; Jennifer Sirrine is a published legal scholar.  Karen and I are pleased to support such future lawyers who have demonstrated commitment to community.”

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 HistoryKaren 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.

Karen Winnick gives back to her alma mater by supporting Literary Corps program at Syracuse University

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 – The Winnick Family Foundation has made a continuing grant to the Literacy Corps of Syracuse University. Under the Literacy Corps program, elementary students in the Syracuse City School District are tutored by university students to expand and deepen their reading skills. Tutors are compensated through Federal Work-Study funds.

Pamela Kirwin Heintz, founder and director of the Literacy Corps Program, said: “It is gratifying to see literacy advocate Karen Winnick, who graduated from Syracuse University in 1968, participate in and support this vital program. More than 200 of Syracuse University students have participated in this program since its inception in 1997. Literacy Corps also participates in the First Book program in Syracuse and has distributed more than 30,000 First Book free volumes to children across the Syracuse Community.”

Karen Winnick, chairman of the Winnick Family Foundation, said: “Syracuse University’s Literacy Corps is a transformative program for the children of the communities surrounding the campus. The SU tutors often deliver the first books these deserving youngsters have ever owned.”

The grants provided by the Winnick Family Foundation have funded more than 20,000 hours of literacy programming for children in the Syracuse urban area. Tutors working with these children develop fundamental teaching and story-telling skills that will enrich the rest of their lives.

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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A Contender Elbows In

March 28, 2011

A FEW weeks ago, Craig Susser, the former manager of the legendary Hollywood restaurant Dan Tana’s, interrupted a morning of paperwork to take a call from one of its regulars, the three-time Stanley Cup champion Junior Langlois.

One might also expect Dan Tana, who is 75, to be upset that his ex-employee — in another ritual of the restaurant business — rallied investors for his new place, including the billionaire Gary Winnick and the producer Jerry Weintraub, from within Dan Tana’s ranks. Mr. Susser, 45, said he’d been led to believe he was the heir apparent to Mr. Tana, and was taken aback when Mr. Tana sold his place to a friend, Sonja Perencevic, in 2009.

(Read more via The New York Times.)

In my sixty years of observing the restaurant scene in Los Angeles, I have never before seen a new restaurant open its doors right on the heels of a favorable full-page article in the New York Times about its owner (and, incidentally, without once mentioning its food!) The story, headlined “In L.A., a Restaurant Contender Elbows In,” details how Craig Susser, the long-time manager of a legendary Italian celebrity joint in West Hollywood, Dan Tana’s, recently left there after the 75-year-old owner sold it (supposedly for $6 million!) to someone else (a Croatian countryman of his).

One of my long-time readers, billionaire Gary Winnick, emailed me that “Craig is a very talented guy, and will succeed because he understands the marketplace and, most importantly, his customers. That’s why they keep coming back.” Gary invested in the restaurant, so I don’t know if his judgment is impartial, but he is a very hip guy so I kind of trust his acumen. He also alerted me to several dishes which I tried when my ex took me there for my birthday.

(Read more via The Huffington Post.)

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.