Starr Foundation to Donate $1 Million to Hurricane Charley Relief Efforts

August 24, 2004

An announcement from American International Group notes that the Starr Foundation will donate $1 million to the Hurricane Charley relief effort.

“The donation, which will be managed by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, is specifically earmarked to provide the elderly and those who have been displaced from mobile homes with food, shelter and clothing in the aftermath of the storm,” said the bulletin.

AIG Chairman M.R. Greenberg, who also heads The Starr Foundation, commented: “Hurricane Charley displaced thousands of people from their homes throughout Florida, many of whom are elderly and require special support to conduct their daily lives. With this in mind, our donation will help ensure that those in need will receive the care and supplies necessary to recover from the damage caused by the storm.”

He also indicated that “to further support the recovery effort, AIG has encouraged its employees to contribute through the AIG Disaster Relief Fund, and The Starr Foundation will match these donations 100 percent.”

The bulletin noted that the “Starr Foundation was established in 1955 by Cornelius Vander Starr, the founder of the American International family of insurance and financial services companies, now known as American International Group, Inc. (AIG). It makes grants in a number of areas, including education, medicine and healthcare, public policy, human needs, culture and the environment.”

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