26 de febrer de 2009

Giorgio Armani i les arts!!!

Armani Donates $1 Million to Schools
The Italian designer and billionaire Giorgio Armani celebrated Fashion Week on Tuesday with the announcement of a $1 million donation to promote arts programs in New York City public schools. The money will be used to create the Armani Arts Institute, an umbrella program that will fund arts initiatives in schools serving some of the city’s most disadvantaged populations.
At a news conference with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg that coincided with the opening of Armani/5th Avenue, the designer’s new flagship store in Midtown, Mr. Armani called the donation “an investment in the future generations of New York City.”
“What excites me most is that we are not just providing the wood for dance floors and the oil paints for our future artists,” he said in a statement. “More importantly, we are giving young kids a chance to dream.”
The donation will go to the Fund for Public Schools, a nonprofit corporation that collects private money to support the school system. It has raised more than $240 million since 2003.
Caroline Kennedy, vice chairwoman of the fund, attended the news conference and called Mr. Armani “an example to all of us that even in difficult times we must continue to look at the future for hope and inspiration and let our children know that we are determined to help them build a better world.”
Font: The New York Times. Thursday, February 26, 2009