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Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $100 Million to Help Increase Number of Black Doctors in U.S.
Mike Bloomberg announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies will support the nation’s four historically Black medical schools with $100 million to help increase the number of Black doctors in the U.S. by significantly reducing the debt burden of approximately 800 medical students, many of whom face increased financial pressure due to COVID-19. This is the largest-ever individual philanthropic gift received by Meharry Medical College, Howard University College of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
New State-of-the-Art Medford Public Library to be Named the Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library
Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Medford Public Library Foundation announced that the new public library being constructed in the City of Medford will be named the Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library in honor of Michael Bloomberg and Marjorie Bloomberg Tiven’s parents, who lived in Medford for 65 years. Michael Bloomberg has made a $3 million gift toward the construction of the new public library in his hometown, recognizing the essential role it plays in the community. The Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library is slated to open in the fall of 2021.
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, and the JPB Foundation Announce $1.2 Million Grant to Support the Fresh Air Fund’s New NYC Summer Spaces and Youth Employment Programs
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, and The JPB Foundation announced a $1.2 million grant to support The Fresh Air Fund’s new Summer Spaces and Youth Employment Programs in New York City. This partnership represents an investment in shaping the future of New York City by addressing the lack of appealing options this summer for children to play outdoors safely and for young New Yorkers to gain valuable work experience and earn income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michael Bloomberg to Host 2019 Global Business Forum, Bringing Together Heads of State and International CEOs to Address Restoring Global Economic Stability and Investing in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
Michael R. Bloomberg announced the third annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum (GBF) will be held in New York City on Wednesday, September 25th at the Plaza Hotel during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, this year the day-long forum will focus on aligning governments and businesses on combatting the greatest current threats to global prosperity – the rise of economic and environmental instability.
Michael R. Bloomberg’s Annual Letter on Philanthropy: “In the year ahead, as political candidates debate what to do in the future, we will work to improve the present by expanding our efforts”
In Michael R. Bloomberg’s new letter on philanthropy, released as part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2019 annual report, he writes, “Every day, the window for avoiding the worst impacts of climate change grows smaller. More Americans lose loved ones to opioid overdoses and gun violence. More students miss out on a good education and the opportunity to go to college. And communities that were once home to thriving industries slip further behind in the changing economy. Proposing ideas for 2021 isn’t good enough. We need to get things done in the here and now, and I’m lucky enough to be in a position to help that.”
Wiley and Michael Bloomberg announced that Bloomberg by Bloomberg, Updated, by Michael R. Bloomberg is now available wherever books are sold. The long awaited second edition of Bloomberg by Bloomberg sees the first major update of Michael Bloomberg’s autobiography since it was first published in 1997. Told in his own words and candid style, Bloomberg by Bloomberg offers an intimate look at the individual who rose from a middle-class background in Medford, Massachusetts to become a pioneer of the personal computer age, mayor of New York, one of the world’s most generous philanthropists, and one of America’s most respected—and fearless—voices on gun violence, climate change, public health, education and other issues.
Michael Bloomberg to Bring Together Heads of State, International CEOs for 2nd Annual Global Business Forum and One Planet Summit
Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the second Bloomberg Global Business Forum will be held in New York City on September 26th at the Plaza Hotel during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the daylong forum is the sole convening dedicated to encouraging presidents, prime ministers and CEOs to collaborate on trade issues by reaching a better understanding of one another’s challenges and mutual opportunities, thereby strengthening global economic prosperity. With protectionism on the rise – as well as worldwide population growth, economic inequality and climate change threats – it has never been more important for the world’s public and private sector leaders to uncover common goals and engage in economic diplomacy to promote continued globalization, innovation and competition. This one-of-a-kind forum will move beyond analysis and provide participants with the chance to shape the next stage of the global economy.
Mike Bloomberg’s Annual Letter on Philanthropy says Mayors and Data are Antidote to Washington’s Divisive Assault on Facts
In a letter on philanthropy released today as part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ annual report, Mike Bloomberg says Washington’s “direct assault on facts and data is making it harder for America to address major challenges here and around the world,” including areas in which Bloomberg Philanthropies – whose work is driven by reliable data – is working to improve and save lives. However, a “counter-assault” is underway, Bloomberg writes: “As Washington has grown more dysfunctional, American cities have grown more dynamic. Mayors in both parties are leading where Washington won’t,” enthusiastically using data, and working with members of other political parties, to improve government performance for their citizens.
Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Commonwealth Secretariat to Explore Joint Initiatives In Support of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainability
Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Commonwealth Secretariat today announced the signing of a multi-year agreement to explore a number of mutually supportive joint initiatives to aid international trade, innovation and sustainability.
Signed during the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London this week, the agreement will see both parties seek to collaborate on areas of common interest, by leveraging their experiences, resources and networks.
Cornell Tech today celebrated the official opening of its campus on Roosevelt Island with a dedication event attended by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Cornell University President Martha Pollack, Technion President Peretz Lavie and Cornell Tech Dean Daniel Huttenlocher. Cornell Tech is the first campus ever built for the digital age, bringing together academia and industry to create pioneering leaders and transformational new research, products, companies and social ventures. Today marks the opening of the first phase of the Roosevelt Island campus, which features some of the most environmentally friendly and energy-efficient buildings in the world.
Cornell Tech Campus Opens on Roosevelt Island, Featuring New Art Commissions and Restored Historic Murals
Cornell Tech celebrated the official opening of its campus on Roosevelt Island with a dedication event attended by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cornell University President Martha Pollack, Technion President Peretz Lavie and Cornell Tech Dean Daniel Huttenlocher. Cornell Tech is the first campus ever built for the digital age, bringing together academia and industry to create pioneering leaders and transformational new research, products, companies and social ventures.
Mike Bloomberg Explains Why He Has Pledged $800 Million Over Next Six Years to Fight Noncommunicable Diseases
In a letter on philanthropy released today, Mike Bloomberg said for the first time in human history, more people are dying of preventable noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity, heart disease, respiratory illnesses and diabetes than communicable diseases, yet funding and government action lag behind.
In his letter, Bloomberg explains how and why governments and philanthropy can do more to save lives – from implementing important public health policies, such as road safety, tobacco control and obesity prevention. He also explains why he has committed $800 million over the next six years to fight NCDs and how he will make this public health issue a focus under his new role as the World Health Organization’s Global Ambassador for NCDs.
A $50 Million Gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies to the Museum of Science, Boston Dramatically Expands its Mission to Educate and Inspire
The Museum of Science and Bloomberg Philanthropies, founded by entrepreneur, philanthropist and three-term mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg, announced a $50 million gift, the largest in the Museum’s 186-year history. The endowment will support and name the Museum’s Education Division the William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center in honor of Michael Bloomberg and Marjorie Tiven’s parents.
Bloomberg Philanthropies and U.S. Department of Commerce to Host 2nd “U.S.-Africa Business Forum” in New York City During 71st UN General Assembly
During the week of September 19, 2016, on the occasion of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Commerce will co-host the second U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day focused on increased trade and investment between the U.S. and African nations. The U.S.-Africa Business Forum will build on the progress of the inaugural Forum, held during the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit with the participation of nearly 50 heads of state or government and more than 150 global CEOs – to further develop trade and business opportunities between the United States and Africa.
On August 5, 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Commerce will co-host the first-ever U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent. The U.S.-Africa Business Forum will be part of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first summit of its kind, and the largest event that any U.S. president has ever convened with African heads of state or government.
Marjorie B. Tiven, Director of Global Cities, Inc. a program of Bloomberg Philanthropies, was named to the Advisory Board of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee to Co-Host Second Annual Bloomberg Technology Summit
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced today that they will co-host the second annual Bloomberg Technology Summit. The summit will bring together tech and business leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s top digital cities and examine what other cities across the country can do to grow their tech sectors and enjoy the economic benefits that come with it.
Bloomberg Philanthropies today launched a new website featuring the first comprehensive look at all programs and initiatives in the organization’s five key focus areas including Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts at www.bloomberg.org.
Michael R. Bloomberg today announced four additional members to the Bloomberg Family Foundation Board of Directors. These new members add to the already prominent group of academics, business leaders, philanthropists, artists, and individuals who have distinguished themselves in elected or appointed public office.
The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) launched a major international initiative aimed at attracting the highest level scientists to conduct pioneering research to discover the fundamental root causes of lupus, explore the potential for a cure, and transform the field of lupus research. LRI president Margaret Dowd announced the new Distinguished Innovators program amid the nation’s foremost scientists gathered at the 11th annual Lupus Research Institute Scientific Conference, “Forum for Discovery.”
Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the founding Board of Directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation. The Directors comprise a prominent group of academics, business leaders, philanthropists, artists, and individuals who have distinguished themselves in elected or appointed public office. The Directors will serve in an advisory and oversight capacity. Mayor Bloomberg has asked his longtime advisor and New York City’s First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris to serve as the foundation’s Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board. The Board also includes the Mayor’s daughters, Emma and Georgina.