Highlights of Sidney Kimmel Entertainment productions

Mar 2016 Baltimore Sun

Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Established at Johns Hopkins

Vice President Joe Biden was at Johns Hopkins University to annouce a $125 million gift to create an institute focused solely on promising immunotherapy research to cure cancer.

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Sidney Kimmel - Then & Now

Jim Gardner speaks with Sidney Kimmel on the $110-million gift to Thomas Jefferson University.

“Sidney has been closely involved with my alma mater through his support of the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has been a hero of mine for as long as I have known him.”

Michael Bloomberg, Former Mayor of New York City

Nov 2001 Baltimore Sun

Hopkins cancer center gets gift of $150 million

A New York clothing industry billionaire has donated $150 million to the Johns Hopkins University's cancer center, the largest single gift ever to the university.

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Sidney Kimmel pledges $25 million to Stand Up To Cancer

Nov 2016 Inside Philanthropy

From Sidney Kimmel, a Quiet River of Big Time Money That Just Keeps Flowing

Sidney Kimmel is a relatively inconspicuous philanthropist in view of the truly game-changing scale of his giving, particularly in medical and cancer research. He has given hundreds of millions to the cause.

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Apr 2014 Women's Wear Daily

The Quiet Giant Tells His Story

WWD dubbed Sidney Kimmel “A Quiet Giant” in 1988, 18 years after he founded the Jones New York label.

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Kimmel portrait unveiled

A portrait of Sidney Kimmel by artist David Larned was unveiled at a ceremony at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University on October 1, 2015. The portrait now hangs in the entrance of Alumni Hall.

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“Sidney had very powerful ideas about the Kimmel Center. One was excellence… the whole project had to contribute beyond the description of what the project was supposed to do.”

Rafael Viñoly, Architect of Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

“Sidney understands that for Judaism, for Jewish tradition, for Jewish life to continue, it needs investment in Jewish education…. Sidney exemplifies that which is best in Jewish tradition, in the American tradition. He is a proud Jew and he is a proud American.”

Abraham Foxman, Anti-Defamation League National Director Emeritus

"While Sidney was my ‘go-to person’ so many times, the sincerity of his friendship and commitment was so deep that I always felt I was engaged with a partner. We are all fortunate beneficiaries of his insight and generosity and are very glad he gives back to the place he calls home.”

Ed Rendell, Former Mayor of Philadelphia and Former Governor of Pennsylvania

The story of Sidney Kimmel's gift to Johns Hopkins University

Nov 2002 Philadelphia Inquirer

Ripples of Generosity

The Schuylkill is a long way from China's Yangtze River. But the Philadelphia region can boast of people who have the wisdom of the old boat man and hearts whose ripples of kindness splash across this land.

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Kimmel Center programming, press coverage and signature moments - 2014-15 season

Jun 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer

Kimmel Donates $110M to Jefferson

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation donated $110 million to Thomas Jefferson University.

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“As the single largest individual supporter of cancer research in the United States, he’s been an influential ally to so many of us in this fight. Sidney, you are truly an inspiration to us all. On behalf of everyone in the cancer advocacy community and the patients whose lives you’ve touched, thank you for your generosity and your commitment."

Katie Couric

“As I worked with him, I found that he was a man who really had purpose. And when he said he'd do something, he did it.”

Ralph Lauren

C-SPAN coverage of March to Conquer Cancer, Washington, D.C., 9/27/98

Kimmel announces gift of $110 million to Jefferson’s medical college.

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The story of Sidney and Caroline Kimmel, and their generosity through philanthropy

Meet the researchers at the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute and the patients they are helping

Dec 2014 Chronicle of Philanthropy

Biggest Gifts of 2014

The ultra-rich continued to give big to American nonprofits in the past year, with the sum of the 10 largest single donations of the year nearly equaling the combined top 10 of 2013.

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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

There is one event that many Philadelphians point to as a transformative moment in Center City’s turnaround.

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"Sidney brings his business acumen and financial resources to the world of cancer research; his commitment is unwavering; his funding and advocacy are creative. And while so many are grateful for his unparalleled support of SU2C, Sidney’s greatest impact on cancer research has been the inspiration he has brought to other donors and medical professionals. I am so honored to call him a dear friend."

Sherry Lansing, CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation

Oct 2010 Forbes

Rags to Riches (Not Exactly)

Sidney Kimmel went to Hollywood to make serious movies. Now he's thinking big box-office hits aren't such a bad thing.

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Jan 2016 Philadelphia Inquirer

Constitution Center receives additional $2 million from Kimmel Foundation

The National Constitution Center has received a $2 million contribution from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation to renovate and upgrade the Sidney Kimmel Theater and its live multimedia production, Freedom Rising.

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Learn about the impact of the Kimmel Scholars Program

Sidney Kimmel receives AACR's Distinguished Public Service Award, 4/2/17