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2010-06-08 09:50:00

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust today announced grants totaling more than $10.1 million to help fund three major projects in Israel. The grants are as follows: 1. $4,265,747 for the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, to help patients avoid post-surgery complications and to learn about the origins of inflammatory bowel disease. The project will use real-time monitoring of the inflammatory process in recent surgical patients,...

2009-04-21 16:58:00

First Round of Grants to Aid Medical Research, Human Services, and Emergency Services NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The trustees of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust today announced approximately $136,000,000 in grants to charitable organizations across the United States and elsewhere. This marks the first round of grants from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust since Mrs. Helmsley's death in August 2007. The Trust is administered by five trustees...

2008-06-17 09:00:05

World News IN BRIEF *NEW YORK A trust fund of $12m (6.1m) left by the late hotelier Leona Helmsley for her dog has been reduced by a court to $2m. Helmsley, who died last August, left the money for Trouble, a nine- year-old Maltese who lives in Florida at a Helmsley hotel. The remaining $10m now goes to Helmsley's charitable foundation. Helmsley, who was convicted of tax evasion, cut most of her family out of her will. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest...


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