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Andrew Carnegie’s European Hero Funds

On September 21, 1908, just over four years after the establishment of the Pittsburgh-based Hero Fund, Andrew Carnegie expanded the concept to his native land with the establishment of the Carnegie Hero Fund Trust in Dunfermline, Scotland. Carnegie’s intention to … Continue reading

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Tree of life mass shooting intersects with hero fund work

By Mark Laskow, Chair Carnegie Hero Fund Commission The Carnegie Hero Fund works across a broad geography, recognizing heroic acts in the United States and Canada, and collaborating with Carnegie hero funds in Europe. Yet, like its founder Andrew Carnegie, … Continue reading

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Representatives of eight of the existing nine worldwide hero funds established more than a century ago by Andrew Carnegie in the U.S. and Western Europe met in New York City in October 2015 to begin the work of their new viable … Continue reading

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Board notes: Carnegie’s nine hero funds advance a compelling mission

By Mark Laskow, Chair Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Little did I suspect when I joined the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission in 1992 that I would one day travel to Norway and Denmark to meet the leaders of their Carnegie hero … Continue reading

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History of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

The history of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission begins with Andrew Carnegie receiving word of the 1904 Harwick coal mine disaster. “I do not expect to stimulate or create heroism by this fund, knowing well that heroic action is impulsive; … Continue reading

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About the Fund

Deed of Trust TO THE HERO FUND COMMISSION Gentlemen: We live in a heroic age. Not seldom are we thrilled by deeds of heroism where men or women are injured or lose their lives in attempting to preserve or rescue … Continue reading

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Event gathers 300, celebrating 10,000 heroes

On the evening of June 12, 2018, more than a decade after the centennial celebration of the founding of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission by Andrew Carnegie, 275 invited guests returned to Carnegie Music Hall to honor his philanthropic legacy … Continue reading

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2017 in review: 77 awards made, more than $850,000 given in grants

By Sybil P. Veeder, Chair, Executive Committee Carnegie Hero Fund Commission 2017 marked a year of change, growth, and continued success for the Hero Fund at large, which is reflected in and supported by the work of the Executive Committee. … Continue reading

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Board Notes: Author’s research shows link between altruism and human brain

By Mark Laskow, Chair Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Abigail Marsh, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Georgetown University, has written a galvanizing account of her research into the neurobiology of altruism. Galvanizing? Well, certainly to those interested in … Continue reading

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By Mark Laskow, Chair Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Organizations that prosper for 113 years must have something special going for them. Walter F. Rutkowski was certainly something special for the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.  He brought to the Hero Fund … Continue reading

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