At SXSW EDU, Newman’s Own Foundation President and CEO Miriam Nelson moderated a panel of nutrition experts calling for a nationwide continuation of universal free school meals, but media reports began to hint that the expansion would be unlikely.
WESTPORT, Conn. — Newman’s Own Foundation has announced the election of global public health expert Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD, to its board of directors. The Foundation continues the work of its founder, actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, by turning all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into donations, totaling more than $570 million to date.
Students at Burns Latino Studies Academy are stocked up with nutritional foods to take home every Friday through a program called Blessings in a Backpack, funded by Newman’s Own Foundation.
A truckload of appliances and $25,000 was donated to Stepping Stones Inc. on Thursday to help complete the tiny home neighborhood for youth aging out of the foster care system. Stepping Stones has worked with the Green Bronx Machine and its partner Newman’s Own Foundation to ensure youth ages 16-21 are assisted in transitioning out of foster care with hopes of avoiding homelessness as part of Stepping Stones Inc.’s Youth Transitions Project.
A new study of SeriousFun camps shows that residential camp participation for the kids has a really lasting impact on their lives well beyond that temporary camp experience. SeriousFun Children’s Network CEO Blake Maher and Newman’s Own Foundation CEO Miriam Nelson are joining us to talk about the study.
Paul Newman’s legacy of giving it all away continues to be the gold standard in philanthropy. Dr. Miriam Nelson, CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation, shares what led her to the foundation, why every penny of profit (over $550 million) is donated to worthy causes, and what’s next for the foundation.
Newman’s Own was [a] true pioneer in ESG [Environmental, Social, and Governance] – decades before the term existed — when Paul Newman set the vision for corporations to play a leading role in global citizenship.
Six months after a huge blaze destroyed several buildings, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp announced a nearly $4 million rebuilding plan Wednesday. “It’ll be an updated and expanded program facility. It will give a new home to the beloved program areas that were lost; arts and crafts, wood shop and cooking zone program areas. But, we are going to embrace the latest thinking in universal design to make it a fully accessible and as inclusive space as possible,” Ryan Thompson, the camp’s chief communications officer, said.
As the COVID-19 pandemic heightened food insecurity nationally, home gardens allowed Medicine Root participants to have some control over their food supply and to help community members in need. Located in one of the nation’s most impoverished counties, the unemployment, hunger, and housing instability that have made headlines nationwide during the pandemic have persisted in Pine Ridge for generations due to the legacy of colonization and systemic oppression.
On The Give Back Model, Miriam shares her academic background, her work around nutrition and women’s health, and how she got involved with the Newman’s Own Foundation. She talks about the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which was founded by Paul Newman in 1988, and gives seriously ill children the opportunity to experience summer camp together.