Priscilla Chan

A Professor Of Ethics Writes To Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan

Please try to influence policy in a way that honors our political process.

12/10/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Dear Dr. Chan and Mr. Zuckerberg,

I am so very touched by the way you chose to give to your child. You have shown her that it is far greater to live in an enriched world than it is to be the sole beneficiary of great wealth. I am impressed that you decided to give your wealth away while you live and that you have committed to long-term change on behalf of our children and grandchildren. I write to you today as a teacher. I run a course on the history and ethics of philanthropy at Columbia University and I want to share some of the insights that have emerged from our class. I do so to start a conversation that I hope you and others will weigh in on.

Tamara Mann Tweel

Mark Zuckerberg Pledges To Donate 99 Percent Of Facebook Shares Over Lifetime

12/01/2015 - 19:00

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged that he and his wife will give away 99 percent of their shares in the company “during our lives” to charity.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife will give away almost all of their Facebook shares. Via wikipedia.org

Zuckerberg Marries A Doctor

I’ve held back so far on addressing this year’s Big Intermarriage: the wedding of Facebook Impresario Mark Zuckerberg and longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan.

The happy couple.

Battle Hymn of the Asian-Jewish Power Couple

This summer novelist Gary Shteyngart told New York Magazine that he is engaged to a Korean-American woman. (Sadly, when I e-mailed him, playing up our shared alma mater Oberlin  and hoping to feature him in a column, he declined to be interviewed, writing “I'm totally down with intermarriage and would love to talk about it, but my fiancee is very publicity-shy and I swore not to bring her into any media light.”)

Soon after, the New Yorker reported that Facebook Emperor Mark Zuckerberg is expected to marry Priscilla Chan, a Chinese-American medical student.
And then Tiger Mom Amy Chua jumped into the media spotlight, with Jewish hubby Jed Rubenfeld and their bat mitzvahed, sleepover-deprived daughters Sophia and Lulu in tow.

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