Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014
Investor Jamie McCourt, owner of venture capital firm Jamie Enterprises, has announced a $25,000 grant that was made late last month to support the 2014 UNICEF Ball fund campaign.
Said Jamie: “I am happy to support the extraordinarily effective work of UNICEF which is every day at work in 190 countries and territories around the world, saving and improving children’s lives.”
Jamie served as a leadership chair for the January 14th UNICEF Ball event, which was held last week at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The event honored the contributions of humanitarian Ghada Irani and actor Michael Douglas, who serves as a UN Messenger of Peace.
Added Jamie: “It is a particular pleasure to recognize deeply caring UNICEF advocates like Ghada Irani and Michael Douglas. Ghada and Michael are tireless in doing critically important work in raising awareness of the UNICEF mission and in helping to finance its vast and vital activities protecting millions of children at risk.”
About Jamie McCourt:
Investor Jamie McCourt’s Jamie M Foundation focuses its giving on promoting business education, the role of women in senior management, contemporary art and support for the worldwide Jewish community.
Jamie’s investment firm, Jamie Enterprises, principally invests in high-value real estate, biotechnology ventures, and early-stage technology start-ups. Jamie was an early stage investor in ZipCar, now the nation’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing service, and is the owner of Jamie M Vineyards in the Napa Valley of California.
Jamie was the co-owner, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers; practiced law for 14 years in the States of New York and Massachusetts; and has been a real estate developer for more than 30 years. She graduated from Georgetown University and has a diploma from the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She has an MS in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
As an active philanthropist, Jamie serves on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as its Finance Committee. She is a member of the Centre Pompidou Foundation and is on the National Board of Directors of the American Friends of The Hebrew University. She was a visiting professor for five years at the graduate level in the UCLA Anderson School of Management and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Anderson School as well as the Sloan School’s North America Executive Board at MIT. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Southern California.