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About MeDana Hammond is a well-known philanthropist who supports her favorite causes through charity work and donations. One of her areas of interest is education, which she has bolstered with contributions to a variety of institutions at the primary, secondary, and collegiate levels. Dana Hammond enjoys assisting the University of Pennsylvania, Trinity College, and New York University. In addition, she has aided The Episcopal School in the City of New York, St. Bernard’s School, the Hayground School, and New York’s Trinity School. With ties to the Hamptons, Dana Hammond has also shown contributed to the Southampton Village Police Benevolent Association, Southampton Hospital, and Southampton Fresh Air Home.
Dana Hammond also possesses a strong interest in the arts, engaging in social activities that benefit a variety of galleries, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also supports the Dia Art Foundation, the Aperture Foundation, Creative Time, and the American Theatre Wing. Dana Hammond often travels to Europe to show her support for cultural organizations and increase her knowledge of contemporary art and its creators.
Dana Hammond expresses her affinity for European art and culture through donations to Save Venice Inc., which focuses on retaining the ancient city’s artistic heritage. Headquartered in New York City, the group also has chapters in Boston and California. To date, Save Venice has raised more than $20 million for restoration efforts related to 400 works in the city. The organization began nearly 50 years ago in response to severe flooding that damaged the city and many of its artistic treasures. Every year, the group accepts nominations for sites needing restoration, evaluates the candidates, and funds the winners. Subsequently, Save Venice sends out representatives to monitor the revitalization of the pieces and ensure that the projects’ funding proves successful.
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