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Great Futures Celebrity Charity Polo: The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation Was a Proud Sponsor of the 4th Annual Benefit for the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club

Weelington, FL -- March 14, 2017 -- On Sunday, March 12, 2017, Chauncey Lufkin, Founder of The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation, sponsored one of the VIP tables for the Great Futures Celebrity Charity Polo and Brunch. Proceeds from the day’s event will support the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington. The club is a safe place to learn and grow, providing the kids with life-enhancing programs and character development experiences during non-school hours, as well as summer camp opportunities, to nearly 600 boys and girls from ages 6-18.

Chauncey Lufkin was presented with a painting of a blue horse, by aspiring artist and Boys & Girls Club member, Izzy, aged 10. The inscription reads: “My favorite part of the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club is the art room. I like to help the staff do projects and paint. When I grow up, I want to be a detective and an artist on the side.”

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Honda Classic: The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation Volunteers at the 2017 Honda Classic to Support Quantum House of Palm Beach County

Palm Beach Gardens, FL -- February 26, 2017 -- The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation was happy to volunteer for Quantum House at the Honda Classic on Saturday February, 25, 2017.

The annual Honda Classic, now 11 years into its tenure at PGA National Resort & Spa, is a well-established fixture in the Palm Beach County community. Won on Sunday by fan favorite Rickie Fowler, the event drew some 203,815 spectators over seven days between the Monday Pro-Am and Sunday's final round. Though top draws Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were sidelined by injuries, the perfect weather over four days accounted for the slight increase in attendance over last year and Fowler is now back into the Top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking at No. 9.

Quantum House of Palm Beach County provides lodging, meals, care and compassion to families facing a medical crisis. A percentage of the proceeds from the concessions tents will go directly to the organization to help support the many families from all around the world that stay at their facilities in West Palm Beach.

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Robin Hood Donors Volunteer for Annual HOPE Count of New York City’s Homeless Population

New York, NY -- February 8, 2017 -- On Monday, February 6, 2016, The Robin Hood Foundation pulled together its community of donors to support fellow New Yorkers. The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation was privileged to offer a helping hand as Robin Hood volunteers for the annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). HOPE is an annual, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development mandated survey of the number of individuals living in New York City’s public spaces.

On the night of the HOPE count, the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) assembles thousands of volunteers who are sent out in teams to canvas our streets, subways and parks. HOPE is a point-in-time estimate of unsheltered individuals used to project service needs, allocate resources for the street homeless population, and educate and engage New Yorkers about this serious issue affecting us all.

Foundation Director, Cara Familet and her husband, Jeff Stevens, participated on behalf of The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation. Also on their team were Beatriz De La Torre, Robin Hood’s Managing Director, Housing Advisory Board and fellow Robin Hood donors Russell Sternlicht and Yeshi Kassa.

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Robin Hood Donor, Chauncey Lufkin Attends The Fourth Annual Robin Hood Investor Conference at 1 Hotel in Brooklyn New York

New York, NY - November 20, 2016 - Chauncey Lufkin, Founder of The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation, attended The Fourth Annual Robin Hood Investor Conference on November 28 and 29th in Brooklyn, New York. The event, now in its fourth year, was presented by J.P. Morgan and was hosted at the new 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge -- prior to the hotel's official opening in February. www.1hotels.com/Brooklyn-Bridge

Robin Hood is New York's largest poverty-fighting organization. The Conference convened top thinkers in investing, biotech, artificial intelligence, real estate and other sectors -- including Ray Dalio, Stanley F. Druckenmiller, David Einhorn, Mary Callahan Erdoes, Jeff Immelt, Paul Tudor Jones II, and Barry S. Sternlicht.

The gathering has raised $18 million since its inception. Robin Hood contributes 100% of the ticket sales to the programs it supports, which include 200+ of the most effective soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, and job-training programs.

The two-day conference was organized by Robin Hood Board members Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO of J.P. Morgan Asset Management; John Griffin, founder and president of Blue Ridge Capital; Daniel Loeb, founder and CEO of Third Point, and Barry S. Sternlicht, founder, chairman, and CEO of Starwood Capital Group.

The conference's packed agenda included "fireside chats" featuring Paul Tudor Jones II of Tudor Investment Corp., Jeff Immelt of GE, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lee Ainslie III of Maverick Capital, Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates and John A. Griffin of Blue Ridge Capital.

"This is our second year attending the Investors Conference. The event continually delivers some of the best investing insights in so many sectors and we make a point to have it on our agenda. This year we were fortunate to be seated at Robin Hood Board Chairman, David Einhorn's table for dinner. David is a true visionary in his field and an outstanding philanthropist. His enthusiasm is unparalleled. We appreciate his commitment to this organization, and are proud to be among its supporting donors," said Chauncey Lufkin.

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Partnering for Cures: Highlights from The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation’s Participation at The Milken Institute’s FasterCures 2016 Partnering for Cures

New York, NY –– November 21, 2016 -- The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation was proud to participate in the Milken Institute’s annual Partnering for Cures Conference at The Grand Hyatt New York, held November 3-18, 2016. www.milkeninstitute.org, www.partneringforcures.org
Partnering for Cures connects hundreds of decision-makers from across the medical research system who are motivated by the same mission: to reduce the time and cost of getting new therapies from discovery to patients. 
The annual conference encourages and motivates its participants to forge actual partnerships with one another to further their commitments in the field.  This year, Cara Familet, Foundation Director, represented The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation at the Conference. Ms. Familet expressed the Foundation’s intention to dedicate a bulk of the Foundation’s 2016 commitment to The Milken Institute specifically to FasterCures, conveying that message to both Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute and Founder, FasterCures and to Margaret Anderson, Executive Director, FasterCures. 

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