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The Sidney Kimmel Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

Giving for cancer research and treatment; funding also for education and Jewish federated giving programs and causes.


Established in 1993 in PA - Founded by Sidney Kimmel, who is founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jones Apparel Group, a designer, marketer and wholesaler of branded apparel, shoes and accessories with such internationally recognizable brands as Jones New York, Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt, Evan-Picone, Joan & David and Nine West. His film company, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, has produced and/or financed such popular films as "9 1/2 Weeks," “The Kite Runner,” “United 93,” “Breach,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “Adventureland,” “Death at a Funeral,” and “Synecdoche, New York.” Sidney Kimmel has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy.


The Sidney Kimmel Foundation

Family foundation




1900 Market St. Philadelphia, PA United States 19103-3527

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