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Karen Winnick Appointed Chairwoman of Winnick Family Foundation
Date:3/18/2009

- Published author and illustrator, the Foundation's new chairwoman is also a member of the Board of Commissioners at the Los Angeles Zoo.

- Grants and gifts from the family and foundation focus on education, literacy, health care, art, culture, animal welfare, the environment and the needs of the worldwide Jewish community.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Winnick Family Foundation has announced the appointment of Karen Winnick as chairwoman of the foundation's board of directors.

The Winnick Family Foundation was founded in 1983 by Karen and her husband, financier and philanthropist Gary Winnick. Grants and gifts from the family and foundation focus on education, literacy, health care, art, culture, animal welfare, the environment and the needs of the worldwide Jewish community.

Mrs. Winnick received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University. She also studied in Florence, Italy; at New York University; at the School of Visual Arts; and at the University of California, Los Angeles.

She is the published author and illustrator of nine children's books. Mrs. Winnick visits Los Angeles schools to read to young students and encourage literacy. Her books include Lucy's Cave, Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, Sybil's Night Ride, A Year Goes Round, Barn Sneeze, The Night of the Fireflies, Cassie's Sweet Berry Pie, Sandro's Dolphin and Patch & The Strings.

Mrs. Winnick serves as a member of the Board of Commissioners for the Los Angeles Zoo, the Board of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and is a Trustee Emeritus at Brown University.


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