By Leonard Glickman
Chief Executive Officer
FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds
For those of you who read blogs about philanthropy and charity (you’re reading this, aren’t you?), maybe, like me, you’ve been struck by a few of the articles about altruism and giving and human biology. Since we are deep in the middle of the “Giving Season,” I decided to look further into this subject and see whether giving is indeed a unique human trait.
We recently welcomed the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to Philanthropy New York. We asked Christopher Percopo, Grants Administrator for the Trust, to share details about the organization and its latest initiatives in this Member Spotlight.
What are your primary areas of focus?
The Trust, established in 1999, is administered by five trustees. As a continuation of Mr. and Mrs. Helmsley’s generous giving throughout their lifetimes, the Trust supports a diverse range of organizations with a major focus on health and medical research, in addition to programs in human services, education, and conservation.