Philanthropic 50: Ann Luskey

Luskey’s maternal grandparents Randolph and Dorothy Kiddar had their own family foundation, but she started her own, and in 2008 pledged $1 million to Food & Friends, a District charity that supplied her father with daily meals when he was dying of AIDS. She and her children used to volunteer in the group kitchen. Most recently she has focused on conservation and marine philanthropy. A prominent supporter of the Ocean Foundation, the African Wildlife Foundation, and the Whaleman Foundation, she makes use of her 125-foot ocean-going yacht “Sirenuse” for marine conservation operations such as tagging sharks and turtles to determine their migration routes. Luskey is also a donor and on the board of the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

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