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BASA congratulates Jack Ginsberg - 11 November 2014 - News

BASA congratulates Jack Ginsberg on 2014 Inyathelo Award win.

Business and Arts South Africa would like to congratulate Jack Ginsberg on being honoured at the prestigious annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards.

At a ceremony held on November 6, Ginsberg was named the recipient of the 2014 Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in the Arts. He was recognised as a passionate supporter of South African contemporary art and the Founding Patron of The Ampersand Foundation.

“We are particularly thrilled that Jack Ginsberg has been recognised by the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards,” says Michelle Constant, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa.

“Last year, Jack was awarded the Art Champion Award at the 16th Annual Business Day BASA Awards in recognition for his outstanding achievement in support for the arts – and it’s heartening to see that that his work as a philanthropist is being recognised by Inyathelo.”

In the citation at the 16th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, Ginsberg’s passionate support of the visual arts over forty years was recognised. Alongside being the founder of the Ampersand Foundation Residency Programme in New York, he is a board member and on-going art donor to the Wits Arts Museum.

“Mr Ginsberg’s support of the arts over the years has seen him being recognised by the arts sector as the epitome of a true art patron,” read the BASA citation.

The Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards were established by The South African Institute for Advancement in 2007 to acknowledge, celebrate and profile those who have committed their personal resources towards broader social development in South Africa. Ginsberg now joins a list of over eighty philanthropists including the likes of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

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