Ron Perelman: Recent Philanthropic Works
Over the past four decades, Mr. Perelman has become known as an accomplished industrialist and generous philanthropist. He is recognized as an innovative leader and a major supporter of many of the nation’s most prominent cultural, educational and medical institutions.
In April 2014, the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services at NYU Langone Medical Center opened. The Center more than tripled the size of the former Emergency Department, helping to meet the growing need for emergency care service in NYC.
Mr. Perelman’s commitment to education and passion for entrepreneurship is reflected by his landmark donation to Columbia Business School in 2013, establishing the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Business Innovation. The gift will fund the creation of a new facility and develop programming for the next generation of global business leaders.
Ron Perelman announced a $75 million lead gift to fund the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. Scheduled to open in early 2020, the new Perelman Center will serve as a world-class performance space in Lower Manhattan. He lives in New York City with his wife and is the father of eight children.