Content Tagged: philanthropy

Acumen Fund at Urban Zen: Celebrating 10 Years of Changing the World

Innovation and inspiration were the words that reigned supreme at the Acumen Fund 10-year celebration that took place on Thursday, November 10th at The Urban Zen Center. It was a powerful day that enveloped all in the belief that you, in fact, are a part of something so much bigger than yourself. The program for… Read more »

This Week’s Community Highlights!

It was a busy week for us. With the WIE symposium, the book launch for @PIH’s Paul Farmer, and Donna Karan’s appearance on CNN, our Twitter feed was abuzz. Many thoughtful women took to their smartphones in order to share with the world the inspiration they felt from the symposium attended by leaders such as… Read more »

September Foundation Ambassador – Andrea Higham

Since 2002, Andrea Higham has served as director of Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future and has been instrumental in Urban Zen’s partnership with the UZIT Program. In this capacity, she is responsible for advertising, marketing and communications initiatives that support the public awareness campaign created to enhance the image of the nursing profession,… Read more »

This Week’s Community Highlights!

This week, the Urban Zen community pondered over the difference between our generation versus the ones which came before us. Some think we are moving too fast and technology is enforcing a more self-involved “me” mentality. Others believe there is great potential for a truly interconnected world through social media. The intersection of technology and… Read more »

Celebrating Haitian Artistry In the Hamptons

Over the last few months I have shared with you my heart for Haiti – my love of the people, the artisans, the creativity, the country. Well, summer is here and I am bringing Haiti to the Hamptons. We have so many extraordinary developments to share with you and I encourage you to come and… Read more »


Off to Jacmel, another of my favorite places in Haiti! It is my dream to create a bridge between philanthropy and commerce in Jacmel, to rebuild the city through mind, body and spirit. I loved exploring the city by riding around in the back of truck with the wind blowing through my hair – it’s… Read more »

The Bridgehampton Polo Challenge: An Exchange of Inspiration

It continues to be a very exciting summer for Urban Zen. As we prepare for a new slate of programming for the fall, our July and August are dedicated to bringing our Hope Help & Rebuild Haiti (HHRH) initiative to the Hamptons. Each weekend of Bridgehampton Polo, pieces from the HHRH collection will be sold,… Read more »


DATE: Saturday, July 30 TIME: 12PM-6PM LOCATION: Nova’s Ark Project 30-60 Millstone Road, Watermill, New York PAINT A HEART FOR THE OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH FUND (OCRF) Urban Zen Foundation is excited to be participating in Super Saturday 14! On Saturday, July 30 join Urban Zen’s favorite graffiti artist, Andre Charles as we “Paint A Heart… Read more »

Newark Peace Education Summit: Finding Soul In Everything You do

This weekend I attended the Newark Peace Education Summit, an extraordinary three-day conference that embodies everything that Urban Zen is about. The world is in chaos and it is time to stop pointing fingers and start looking inward. I believe that now, this moment, is the time for peace. At Urban Zen, there is soul… Read more »

Philanthropy and Commerce in Action

The Urban Zen Foundation would like to take a moment and send out a big thank you to one of our biggest supporters: Urban Zen Retail. On Friday, April 8th, Donna Karan held a private event at the Stephan Weiss Studio to showcase three new collections – the Urban Zen Home Collection, the Elements Collection… Read more »