New York, NY, October 17, 2016 –(PR.com)– The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation was a proud donor of Robin Hood and of Saturday night’s TidalX Benefit Concert. In short, on Saturday, October 15th, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Nikki Minaj, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Common, Lil Wayne, Tip, Robin Thicke, Blood Orange, Danielle Bradbery and other top artists performed a once-in-a-lifetime benefit concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to improve education in New York City and around the world.
The performers generously elected to donate half of the proceeds from ticket sales and merchandise to Robin Hood while the other half will be split among other not-for-profit organizations and schools.
Tidal, the music streaming service owned by Beyonce, Jay Z and other artists, secured sponsors to cover the cost of the event, so 100 percent of the evening’s proceeds will be put to good use.
“We understand the importance of connecting our resources with Robin Hood, in their efforts to improve education in New York City Schools. We are a firm believer in their ability to effect metrics-proven results, which maximize impact, much like a financial manager chooses investments to maximize profit,” said Chauncey Lufkin, Founder of the Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation.
Pictured: Lisa Careccia, Associate Manager, Donor Data and Analytics at Robin Hood, Familet, Foundation Director of the Chauncey F. Lufkin Foundation and Aimee Lang, Development Assistant at Robin Hood.
Robin Hood is New York’s largest poverty fighting organization poverty-fighting organization, and since 1988 has focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful results for families in New York’s poorest neighborhoods. Since its founding, Robin Hood has raised more than $2.5 billion in dollars, goods and services to provide hundreds of the most effective soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, job-training programs and other vital resources that give New York’s neediest citizens the tools they need to build better lives. See www.robinhood.org.
About the Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation:
The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2006 dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world. Our foundation’s focus is on fighting poverty through better education and by finding faster cures for the diseases that affect loved ones. Our strategy is to comb the globe for private independent foundations effectively working on these issues, supporting them with financial injections that make a difference. To date the Foundation has lent their support to numerous organizations including The Robin Hood Foundation, The Milken Institute, The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, Quantum House of Palm Beach County, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Aspen Institute, and BizWorld. Mr. Lufkin has also established The Chauncey Lufkin Endowment for Academic Excellence at Southern Methodist University and is a major contributor to St. Lawrence University. www.cfl3.org
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