LOS ANGELES, CA, June 04, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Renewing his Foundation's longtime support for the Milken Institute at the President's Circle level, Chauncey F. Lufkin III attended the organization's 20th Annual Global Conference. The theme this year was "Building Meaningful Lives." The 4-day event, which draws thought-leaders, dignitaries and newsmakers from around the world, was held at The Beverly Hilton, from April 30-May 3, 2017.
The Santa Monica-based Milken Institute, an affiliated organization of the Milken Family Foundation, is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank whose goal is to increase global prosperity so more people have access to money and other assets, jobs and improved health.
On the eve of the Global Conference, Mr. Lufkin also participated in the Institute's annual "Global Gourmet Games," a spirited trivia-oriented event that raised more than $3 million for the Milken Institute's FasterCures initiative, which is dedicated to eliminating roadblocks to medical progress.
During the Conference, Lifestyles magazine interviewed Mr. Lufkin, along with other prominent conference attendees and participants. His interview, which addressed the intersection of philanthropy and venture investing, will appear in an upcoming issue of the bi-monthly philanthropy magazine. Lifestyles, which has been in publication for almost five decades, profiles leaders in high engagement philanthropy. The magazine's governing board is comprised of notable members of the philanthropic community, including Melissa A. Berman, Robert D. Hormats, Ron S. Lauder, and David Saltzman.
"The Global Conference is unparalleled in its breadth of subject matter. Its agenda is well curated and our Foundation benefits a great deal from the learning, idea-exchange and networking that happens here each year," said Chauncey Lufkin, Founder of the Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation.
"The Milken Institute, and particularly FasterCures, is one of the largest philanthropic commitments that we make each year," added Cara Familet, Foundation Director of The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation.
In addition to the main conference, an inaugural steering committee of a new effort entitled Meaningful Influencers, was held in Beverly Hills on April 29, 2017. Foundation Director Cara Familet participated in the day-long brainstorming sessions.
Meaningful Influencers is a new platform for higher philanthropy. The inaugural steering committee brought together a cross-section of thought leaders and change makers across the continents for an extraordinary immersive experience.
The group's stated purpose is "to bring alignment and collaboration on the most pressing issues of our time with rapid, effective collaboration, quick decision making and targeted deployment of ideas and resources." This year the group's primary focus is oriented towards playing a role in assisting the fulfilment of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the United Nations. Following the conference, Ms. Familet coordinated a meeting between Shalom Elcott and Tal Ronen of the YK Center and key members of the UNDP and UNOPS community, in order to facilitate the group's efforts to create meaningful impact.
During that visit, a Meaningful Influencers delegation comprised of Familet, Elcott, Ronen and Patricia Lambrecht attended a screening at the United Nations of the documentary "Rooted in Peace," by filmmaker Greg Reitman, and contributors Fabien Cousteau and Laura Turner Seydel.
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 Aspen Institute, The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, Quantum House of Palm Beach County, Apex for Youth, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 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
About the Milken Institute
The Milken Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health. We do this through independent, data-driven research, action-oriented meetings and meaningful policy initiatives.
FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, is an action tank, determined to remove barriers to medical progress. We have only one goal: to save lives by speeding up and improving the medical research system.