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Get to Know Donna Speciale

Donna Speciale is president of Turner Broadcasting Ad Sales, overseeing advertising revenue for Turner’s domestic television and digital entertainment, news, kids and young adult brands. Based in New York, Speciale reports to David Levy, president of Turner Broadcasting. Donna is one of this year’s Reisenbach Distinguished Citizenship Award Honorees and we caught up with her…

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Get to Know Kris Magel

Kristian (Kris) Magel serves as Chief Investment Officer for Initiative in the United States, one of the Interpublic Group’s (NYSE: IPG) three worldwide media networks and part of the company’s IPG Mediabrands unit. Kris is one of this year’s Reisenbach Distinguished Citizenship Award Honorees and we caught up with him recently to talk about his…

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About Reisenbach

The John A. Reisenbach Foundation is the premier charitable organization of New York's media and advertising communities. The Foundation was established in 1991, one year after the random and senseless murder of 33 year old John Reisenbach in Greenwich Village. John was vice president of national advertising sales for what was then All American Television. The John A. Reisenbach Foundation was created to honor his life and memory in a positive way. Our mission is to create, foster, or support programs designed to make New York City a safer and better place to live and work.  With the support of individuals and businesses in the NYC media industry, more than $5 million has been raised to date for that purpose. We collaborate with many community and social groups including Citizens Committee for New York City, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York Cares, New York Police Foundation, Police Athletic League, Safe Horizons, the Child Abuse Prevention Project, and more.

Testimonials

I deeply appreciate our ongoing partnership with the John A. Reisenbach Foundation.
JAR’s generous support of our efforts to prepare highly effective educators, who in turn
raise achievement levels and create success for the many marginalized recently-arrived
high school age English language learners within the NYC Department of Education, is
a testament to your great work to create a better and safer New York City for all of its
residents.”

Claire E. Sylvan Executive Director & President, Internationals Network for Public Schools

We join all New Yorkers in thanking the John A. Reisenbach Foundation for its
generosity in funding community based crime fighting projects in some of New York’s
most dangerous neighborhoods. Nothing is more important than the safety and security
of our neighborhoods and there is no foundation in New York that has done more
over a longer period of time to ensure the safety of NYC’s more than four hundred
neighborhoods.”

John Lewis CEO, Citizens Committee for NYC

I would like to thank the Reisenbach Foundation for its generous support of the New
York City Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Program. Crime Stoppers has helped
clear over 5,000 violent felony charges through anonymous tips to the NYPD. Your
financial support of the program helps the NYPD arrest dangerous criminals, ensures
the anonymity of callers and maintains the reward fund. The Reisenbach Foundation
has played a major role in keeping our city safe.”

Gregg Roberts Executive Director, NYC Police Foundation
 

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