Press Releases

2016

Dec. 9:

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Kai Bird to Head Leon Levy Center for Biography

Sept. 21:

A Majority of Registered Voters Want Stronger Protection for Birds (Audubon poll sponsored by the LLF)

Aug. 31:

New Water Garden to Open at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in September 2016

Apr. 21:

Leon Levy Center for Biography Names Four 2016-17 Fellows

2015

Aug. 12:

American Bird Conservancy Wins Major Victory for Eagles in Federal Court Ruling

Apr. 27:

American Bird Conservancy Bestows Leon Levy Award to Cornell Lab’s eBird Program

Apr. 21:

Leon Levy Center for Biography Announces 2015-16 Fellows

Feb. 19:

New York Philharmonic Digital Archives: Fourth Release of Material in Project Funded by the Leon Levy Foundation

2014

Dec. 8:

                    The Leon Levy Foundation Awards the New-York Historical Society a Grant to Process Institutional Records for Public Access

August 6:

 6,500-Year-Old Skeleton “Discovered” In Penn Museum Storage, Part of LLF-funded “Ur” Project

July 7:

Leon Levy Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Freedom House; Bringing Aggregate Five-Year Levy Support to $500,000

May 20:

$5 Million Gift from Leon Levy Foundation to Endow Brooklyn Museum Director’s Position

April 23:

Leon Levy Center for Biography Announces 2014-15 Fellows

April 7:

                    Wildlife Conservation Society Digitizes and Publishes William T. Hornaday Scrapbook Collection

March 17:

Maxwell School names prominent public policy scholar to Moynihan Chair

Feb. 5:

New York Philharmonic Receives $2.4 Million Grant To Complete Digitization of Orchestra’s Archives

Jan. 15:

Brooklyn Public Library Celebrates Successful First Year For the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons

 

2013

August 14:

Archaeological Archive to be Publicly Accessible for First Time in 135 Years

July 26:

                   British Museum and Penn Museum Collaborate on Web Resource: “Ur of the Chaldees”

May 13:

                   Accolades for Music Island and the Esplanade

May 2:

Poets House Launches New Online Catalog Giving Wider Access to Its 50,000 Volumes of Poetry

April 19:

Levy Center Names Four Biography Fellows for 2013-14

March 27:

New 3.5 Acre Native Plant Garden at The New York Botanical Garden Celebrates the Beauty of Native Flora

February 21:

First phase of New York Philharmonic’s initiative to digitize its archives — funded by the Leon Levy Foundation —completed, with 1.3 million pages of material available free over the internet.

Jan. 15:

Library of the Future Comes to Brooklyn

 

2012

August 30:

The Institute of the Study of the Ancient World announces its new exhibition, Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan will open on September 11.

August 2:

BAM Receives $1 Million Archives Grant from Leon Levy Foundation

July 27:

Leon Levy Foundation Donates $20 Million To The Institute for Advanced Study

April 13:

Leon Levy Center for Biography Announces Fellows for 2012 – 2013 Academic Year

January 26:

Leon Levy Foundation Grant Establishes Anthony Quinton Fellowship In Classical Philosophy at New College, Oxford

January 25:

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, Celebrates A Major Gift From The Leon Levy Foundation for the Museum’s “Restoring the Past” Gallery.

2011

November 28:

Mayor Bloomberg announces expansion of legal services for immigrants

September 15:

Human Rights First Announces New Leon Levy Fellow

May 11:

Human Rights First Awarded Grant for Asylum and Immigration Fellowship

April 21;

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Announces Gift

March 17:

Leon Levy Center for Biography Names 2011-2012 Fellows

2010

June 30:

Leon Levy Foundation Awards Additional $860,092 Grant to Center for Jewish History for Preservation of Archival Materials

June 1:

Cold War International History Project Receives Major Grant from Leon Levy Foundation: Award to support digitization and publication of major archive

May 24:

Brooklyn Public Library Receives The Largest Private Gift In Its History From The Leon Levy Foundation: $3,250,000 Grant to Create the Leon Levy Information Commons at Central Library

May 10:

American Bird Conservancy to Launch Campaign to Reduce Wind Turbine Risks to Birds – Supported by Three Quarters of a Million Dollar Grant From the Leon Levy Foundation

April 27:

“Gods of Angkor” at the Sackler Gallery Presents Bronze Masterworks.

April 2:

Leon Levy Center for Biography Announces 2010-2011 Fellowships

March 18:

Groundbreaking on Sadie Samuelson Levy Immigrant Heritage Center at Lower East Side Tenement Museum

February 22:

Leon Levy Fellows at Memorial Sloan Kettering Use Mathematical Models to Understand Cancer

2009

October 14:

New York Philharmonic Receives $2.4 Million Grant From The Leon Levy Foundation To Digitize 1.3 Million Pages Of The Orchestra’s Archive

Major Gift From The Leon Levy Foundation To Fund Creation Of Archives Center At The Institute For Advanced Study

June 2:

Dr. Leonard Burman named to Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs

May 6:

The Leon Levy Center for Biography at the CUNY Graduate Center has announced the 2009-2010 Biography Fellows

April 30:

The Conservation Center at NYU’s Insititute for Fine Arts (IFA) announced a $1 mllion grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to advance graduate training in archaeological conservation

2008

December 23:

The Museum of Modern Art Received Grant From the Leon Levy Foundation to Establish P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center Archives

December 4:

Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art Receives Grant from Leon Levy Foundation

May22:

Major Gift from Leon Levy Foundation Provides for New Native Plant Garden

Mayor Bloomberg Annouces $25 million gift to New York Botanical Garden and Prospect Park – Largest private “greening” gifts in NYC History

April 16:

Four Writers Receive Leon Levy Biography Fellowships

March 25:

$4.5 million grant funds interdisciplinary fellowships at Rockefeller University

February 1:

Leon Levy Center for Biography Established at CUNY Graduate Center

2007

December 17:

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Awarded $1.4 Million From Leon Levy Foundation to Study Two Little-Understood Neurological Disorders

December 6:

Leon Levy Grant Allows Lower East Side Tenement Museum to Purchase 103 Orchard Street

Nov. 2:

Leon Levy Foundation Donates $437,000 Grant to Support Major Bird Conservation Initiatives

Oct. 24:

Leon Levy Foundation Awards $670,000 Grant to Center for Jewish History for Cataloging of Archival Materials

June 14:

Maxwell School Receives $5-Million Gift in Honor of the Late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

2006

November 9:

Harvard University announces Philip J. King Professorship created to study ancient civilizations

March 17:

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World to Be Created at NYU with $200 Million Gift