The Starr Foundation Grantee, SHOFCO, Receives Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Posted on August 22, 2018

The Starr Foundation grantee, SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities) has received Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s prestigious Hilton Humanitarian Prize. This is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award for nonprofits that have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. SHOFCO was…

C.V. Starr Biography Reissued as eBook and PDF

Posted on August 16, 2018

C. V. Starr, Founder In 1969 Mr. Starr’s partners and friends began to compile a biography of Cornelius Vander Starr (1892-1968) by collecting stories from colleagues and friends, and from the many people whose lives he touched with his personal…

In Memory of Henry “Terry” Christensen III

Posted on November 16, 2017

The directors of The Starr Foundation mourn the passing of our longtime counselor and friend, Henry C. Christensen III, on November 3, 2017. Terry guided Mr. Starr’s estate through complicated probate proceedings and provided invaluable advice to the Foundation for…

Community Chest

Posted on September 28, 2017

By uniting Weill Cornell Medicine’s heart disease scientists, the Cardiovascular Research Institute aims to spearhead new treatments. *** Weill Cornell Medicine – Cardiovascular Research Institute

The Starr Foundation Donates $25,000 for Cuban Relief Efforts Following Hurricane Matthew Destruction

Posted on October 18, 2016

The Starr Foundation has made a $25,000 grant to Oxfam America to assist Cubans devastated by Hurricane Matthew, particularly those left homeless by the powerful storm. “The Starr Foundation has a long history of supporting relief efforts in areas around the world affected by natural disasters, including earthquakes, tsunamis, and flooding, and the Foundation’s history of giving in the Caribbean is well-established”, said Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman of the Foundation and Chairman and CEO of the Starr Companies…

The Starr Foundation featured by 100,000 Homes Campaign

Posted on April 4, 2013

New York, NY — The 100,000 Homes Campaign (a Starr Foundation grantee) has posted a spotlight interview with Starr Foundation President, Florence Davis, on their website. *** The 100,000 Homes Campaign is a national movement of over 175 communities working together to find…

Marion Breen

Posted on August 3, 2010

New York, NY — We are sorry to announce the death of Miss Marion Breen, formerly a Vice President and director of The Starr Foundation. At the time of her death, Miss Breen was an honorary director of the Foundation and remained…

Carleton Receives $5 Million Grant from The Starr Foundation

Posted on November 6, 2006

New York, NY — The Starr Foundation has awarded a $5 million grant to Carleton College to support the school’s “Asia in Comparative Perspective” program. The grant will be paid over a five-year period and will be used to fund scholarships…

$50 Million Gift to Advance Yale’s China Collaborations

Posted on September 28, 2006

New York, NY— Maurice R. (“Hank”) Greenberg, through his family foundation, and The Starr Foundation are each donating $25 million to Yale to create the Maurice R. Greenberg Yale-China Initiative, advancing the University’s collaborations with China in critical areas, President…