von Furstenberg's Pledge $1 Million in Support of Education

Endowment to Curtis School will Fund Scholarships for Deserving Students

Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 2010 --(PR.com)-- A personal gift from Alex von Furstenberg and Alexandra von Furstenberg will fund scholarships and finance special projects at Los Angeles’ Curtis School. At least $250,000 has been designated as financial aid for students in need.

“My kids are fortunate to be receiving a first-rate education at Curtis School,” said Alex von Furstenberg. “It is important to me that regardless of circumstance, deserving children get a shot at the same opportunity.”

Alex’s passion for educational opportunity is shared by his family’s Foundation, The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, which has contributed over $6 million in support of charter schools, Universities and educational programs since 1999.

The Curtis School “seeks to inspire a love of learning, to promote appreciation of and participation in athletics and the arts, and to instill a strong sense of moral behavior. Curtis nurtures a student’s natural abilities while maintaining that children need direction, discipline, and standards of excellence to thrive. (Curtis’) goal is a sound mind in a sound body governed by a compassionate heart.”

Alex von Furstenberg
Bethany Prechtl