Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bloomberg Continues his Philanthropy Shake-Up

According to the NYTimes City Room blog, Bloomberg appears to be powering up the Bloomberg Foundation in the wake of his cuts (which Createquity pointed us towards) to his contributions through the Carnegie Foundation.

From the article:

In a move without precedent in New York City government, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has appointed a sitting deputy mayor in his administration to simultaneously run his charitable foundation.

As he seeks to ramp up the work of his charity, he named Patricia E. Harris, the second-most powerful official at City Hall, to be the chief executive and chairwoman of the multibillion-dollar Bloomberg Family Foundation.


Among those appointed to the board of the foundation on Wednesday were Ms. Harris; Henry M. Paulson Jr., the former treasury secretary; Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida; Manny Diaz, the mayor of Miami; Cory A. Booker, the mayor of Newark; Maya Lin, the architect; and David L. Boren, a former United States senator and the president of the University of Oklahoma; and Kenneth I. Chenault, the chief executive of American Express.

Mr. Bloomberg also appointed his two daughters, Emma and Georgina Bloomberg, to the board.