August 1, 2011 |
Ruth Caplan Perelman, 90, of Rittenhouse Square, died of pneumonia Sunday, July 31, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Perelman and her philanthropist husband, Raymond G. Perelman, have been major donors to Philadelphia institutions, including giving $6 million for the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, $15 million for the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and $3 million for the Perelman Jewish Day...
July 31, 2011 |
Ruth Caplan Perelman, 90, of Rittenhouse Square, died of pneumonia Sunday, July 31, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Perelman and her philanthropist husband, Raymond G. Perelman have been major donors to Philadelphia institutions, including $6 million for the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, $15 million for the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and $3 million for the Perelman Jewish Day School, with...
July 21, 2011 |
Myra Kraft, the wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and a hard-working philanthropist dedicated to numerous causes, died yesterday. She was 68. She died after a battle with cancer, the NFL team said in a statement. "We are all heartbroken," the statement said, adding that the philanthropic community has "suffered a great loss. " Myra Hiatt Kraft was an active and powerful force in her family's foundation and served on the boards of varied community and charitable organizations.
July 10, 2011 |
Kimmel Center president Anne Ewers will never forget the first time she met George M. Ross, who, as a member of the search committee, was interviewing her for the post in 2007. He was describing the Kimmel's gala opening night in 2001, and his eyes began to well with tears. "It meant the world to me to know how passionate he was about the Kimmel Center," Ewers said. "If George believed in something, he put all his energy, his focus, his support behind it. " Mr. Ross, 77, an investment banker and one of the city's most dedicated philanthropists and civic leaders, died Friday, July 8, at his home in Bryn Mawr.
April 3, 2011 |
John C. Haas, 92, retired chairman of Rohm & Haas Co. and a tireless champion of community service regionally and nationally, died Saturday, April 2. He was a son of Otto Haas, cofounder of the global chemical company headquartered in Philadelphia, and Phoebe Waterman Haas, who was among the first women to receive a doctorate in astronomy. Mr. Haas died of natural causes at home in Villanova, a family representative said. Relatives were at his side. "Our father was a kind and charitable man, and that was reflected in every aspect of his life," said a statement from his children.
February 5, 2011 |
A scion of a prominent Chester County family has been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple sex-tourism counts. John Charles Ware, 47, who runs the Oxford Foundation, a family philanthropy, was arrested Friday morning at his Oxford home. Ware is a former member of the Chester County Parks and Recreation Board and he served as a board member of Chester County 2010, a quality-of-life nonprofit. He was a generous benefactor to four young boys he allegedly groomed to have sexual contact with him. When the boys turned 13, Ware invited each on an international trip, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger said.
May 29, 2010
Arts philanthropist Kenneth Schneider arrived in Philadelphia Friday after being extradited from Cyprus to face federal sex tourism charges, the Justice Department said. Founder and president of the Apogee Foundation, Schneider is accused of traveling in 1998 to Moscow, where he engaged in sex with a 12-year-old boy. Schneider, an international lawyer whose website said he represented Russian oil entrepreneurs, allegedly continued the relationship for eight years. During that time, he brought the boy, a ballet student, to Philadelphia to study at the Rock School.