Philanthropist Laurie Tisch

Philanthropist Laurie Tisch

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Philanthropist Laurie Tisch in front of a New York City green cart on 125th Street in New York. Her nonprofit Laurie Tisch Illumination Fund funded the NYC Green Cart program with a $1.5 million gift. Beginning this month, the NYC Green Cart Cookbook will be distributed to customers, which was paid by her foundation.