Icon Index: Diane von Furstenberg & Barry Diller

Kai Burkhardt | November 5, 2018 | Feature Features

In the wake of a landmark contribution, we honor Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller's philanthropy by the numbers.

Whether it’s with her groundbreaking wrap dress or her many other fashion ventures, Diane von Furstenberg always makes an impact. Along with her husband, Barry Diller, von Furstenberg also continues to shape the city through her dedication to philanthropy. In light of their historic donation for a park on the Hudson, we celebrate the philanthropists, by the numbers.

250
Estimated cost of the 2.7-acre park being built on Pier 55. Diller and von Furstenberg donated $130 million to the park that will “float” above the Hudson.


2015
Year von Furstenberg was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People for her advancements in both fashion and philanthropy


1999
Year The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation was created


1.45 MILES
Length of New York City’s High Line, to which The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation contributed $20 million


26,000 SQUARE FEET
The size of the future Statue of Liberty Museum. Diane von Furstenberg was named chair of the fundraising campaign after donating to the museum.


EIGHTY-TWO
Number of grantees of The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation


5
Number of women honored yearly by the DVF Awards, which acknowledge women who extraordinarily motivate other women


2019
A big year for the couple. Many of their charitable endeavors are set to open, including the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, a multiarts center named the Shed and the Statue of Liberty Museum.


#1
The two made the largest donation to a public park in New York City’s history: $130 million to the upcoming park on Pier 55.


MORE THAN $100 MILLION
Amount of money given in grants to nonprofits through The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation


June 19, 2015
The date Diller and von Furstenberg signed the Giving Pledge, promising to give more than half of their wealth to philanthropic efforts



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