We all owe a lot to Evelyn Lauder for greatly increasing and enhancing our awareness of breast cancer. The Senior Corporate Vice President of The Estée Lauder Companies established The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, co-created the now world famous Pink Ribbon concept, and established the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Cancer Center in New York City. The What is Philanthropy? crew that afternoon consisting of Executive Producer Salvatore Alaimo, and videographers Jennifer Fritz and Bryan Sarkinen had the great fortune to discuss these efforts and the future of breast cancer research with Mrs. Lauder and Myra Biblowit, President of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® at the headquarters of of The Estée Lauder Companies in New York City.
The morning of the 13th consisted of a wonderful, thought-provoking discussion about tzedakah, a Hebrew word representing charitable acts, with Rabbi Pinchas Rosenthal of Manhatan Jewish Experience. Rabbi Rosenthal talked about tzedakah being an obligation in the Jewish faith and about there is room for imporvement in how it is currently taught to young people. The discussion was shot by Executive Producer Salvatore Alaimo, and videographers Jennifer Fritz and Bryan Sarkinen at the offices of Manhattan Jewish Experience where Rosenthal also serves as the organization’s Executive Director.