The Genesis Prize has given away $1 million apiece to guys named Michael. Yet the impact of the big-bucks prize remains elusive — and the foundation’s CEO has quietly left.
The million-dollar Genesis Prize was awarded to Michael Douglas. He makes last year’s winner — Michael Bloomberg — look like an inspired choice, Jane Eisner writes.
It is now open season for those who would like a chunk of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s change and think they have a big idea up their sleeves.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg used his commencement address at Harvard University on Thursday to bash a U.S. academic culture that he described as increasingly intolerant of ideas from outside a narrow liberal spectrum.
There were ballerinas, a full dance ensemble, soloists, a harpist, a video tribute to Jewish luminaries in multiple fields, a multimedia orchestra performance celebrating the enduring light of creation, a speech from the prime minister, stand-up from Jay Leno, and an audience packed with top Jewish communal movers and shakers from both sides of the Atlantic.
Planning a black tie event can be time consuming, especially on the site of the 9/11 terror attacks, writes Meg Bloom Glasser. What wine does one serve with human remains?
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will use his $1 million Genesis Prize to establish a new fellowship under the auspices of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, which will award him the prize.
Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will visit Israel to host the presentation of the inaugural Genesis Prize.