Philanthropy with exceptional vision. Extreme heat and migration: businesswoman Adrienne Arsht’s next donations

Adrienne Arsht’s home literally straddles the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Part of her home is in the U.S. capital, but at 10 a.m., dressed impeccably, as befits someone who left the days of forced confinement well behind, she did this interview in a spacious room in her Maryland home. Adrienne Arsht is well known in Miami for having made the donation that rescued that city’s performing arts center from financial bankruptcy and got it off the ground. She has made significant donations to the performing arts because she believes that art is the essence of civilization. In 2013, she created and funded the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank. […]

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