New York Times: As Newark Rebuilds, Help From Beyond City Limits

As Newark Rebuilds, Help From Beyond City Limits

A number of the city’s new benefactors are wealthy individuals who say they are motivated by the messenger as much as by the message. Mr. Ackman described his first meeting with Mr. Booker as one of the most inspirational of his life. Mr. Katz was charmed by him when they met at a Bruce Springsteen concert six years ago.”

Cory Booker’s charisma allows him to make things happen in a civic community in a way that someone with a lower profile can’t,” said Frederick M. Hess, an expert on philanthropy with the American Enterprise Institute.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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