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Mar

2012

Today the Blackstone Charitable Foundation kicked off a strategic mentorship program as part of its Entrepreneurship Initiative at two Detroit area schools.  Blackstone LaunchPad students from Walsh College and Wayne State University will provide their entrepreneurial expertise and real world knowledge to middle school students participating in One Hen Academy’s program.  (more...)
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Mar

2012

"This expansion and the jobs that it brings will be a real boost to growth and a sign of the increasing investor confidence that there is too.” (more...)
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Feb

2012

Blackstone portfolio company, Detroit Medical Center, invests $850M in critical hospital system in Detroit. (more...)
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Feb

2012

In an February 7th interview on Bloomberg News, Blackstone President and COO Tony James defended private equity and discussed the critical role it has in boosting the economy and safeguarding jobs. He also comments on Europe, opportunities there and Blackstone’s businesses.  (more...)
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Nov

2011

Blackstone’s Real Estate group kicked off a mentorship program with Harlem Village Academies. Employees from Blackstone’s Real Estate group in New York visited the Harlem Village Academy Middle School on 144th Street and participated in their weekly Community Circle as well as spent one-on-one reading time with students from grades five through eight. Blackstone employees will continue to mentor students from Harlem Village Academies helping them to advance their reading skills and reach their academic goals. (more...)
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Nov

2011

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced a $3.2 million, three-year partnership with the Ohio-based Burton D. Morgan Foundation to train the next generation of entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio. (more...)
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Nov

2011

Blackstone President and COO Tony James recently spoke at an event celebrating the reopening of the PBF Delaware City Refinery.  The refinery was closed in 2009 by its previous owner leaving hundreds out of work.  Blackstone's willingness to invest risk capital to restart the refinery and execute a complete turnaround of the facility saved more than 700 jobs, will lead to the creation of thousands more secondary jobs and is already having a  wide reaching  impact on the Delaware community.  Tony James said, “Saving this refinery is what private equity is all about. If we are going to get America going again we need to save struggling, traditional American businesses that employ thousands of people.” (more...)
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Nov

2011

December 2007 marked the first of several trips Blackstone’s Mary Anne Citrino would make to Cambodia. The occasion celebrated the opening of a school which she funded together with her husband and three children, Cheyenne, Dillon and Colter. Construction of the Dicheycol School began in April of the same year, in Ang Krong Village, located just two hours north of Phnom Penh.  Continued support from the Citrino family ensures the education of the village’s boys and girls through middle and high school. The school is made up of 8 classrooms, 3 teachers and 123 students. (more...)
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Oct

2011

On October 20th, Steve Schwarzman delivered the keynote address at the 66th annual Alfred E. Smith Dinner. The dinner, hosted in memory of former New York Governor Alfred E. Smith, raises millions of dollars for charitable endeavors in New York City. This year’s dinner raised a record amount of $2.2 million and was attended by Governor Andrew Cuomo, State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli, and many others from the New York political establishment. (more...)
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Oct

2011

This interview appeared on the ‘13 Hours to Think’ blog by Jeff Richards, a Partner at GGV Capital in Silicon Valley. It was posted on October 18, 2011. 

JR: Love the presentation and the concept of “Rare Air” – can you explain it in layman’s terms?   (more...)
 

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