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Venture capitalist Jamie McCourt grants $25K to UNICEF

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January 24
7:01 AM 2014

Venture capitalist Jamie McCourt has given a $25,000 grant to UNICEF. The grant, given late last month, was made to support the 2014 UNICEF Ball fund campaign. McCourt owns the venture capital company Jamie Enterprises.

In a statement about the grant, McCourt said, "I am happy to support the extraordinarily effective work of UNICEF which is every day at work in 190 countries and territories around the world, saving and improving children's lives."

The UNICEF Ball event held last January 14 t the Beverly Wilshire Hotel honored the contributions made by Ghada Irani, a humanitarian and actor and UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas. The lady venture capitalist held a leadership chair for the event.

McCourt said of both Irani and Douglas, "It is a particular pleasure to recognize deeply caring UNICEF advocates like Ghada Irani and Michael Douglas. Ghada and Michael are tireless in doing critically important work in raising awareness of the UNICEF mission and in helping to finance its vast and vital activities protecting millions of children at risk."

McCourt's Jamie Enterprises looks for opportunities in high-value real estate, biotechnology venture and early stage technology firms. She was an early stage investor in what is now the nation's biggest peer-to-peer car sharing service ZipCar. She also owns Jamie M Vineyards located in the Napa Valley of California.

McCourt co-owned and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Dodgers. She also practices law in New York and Massachusetts for 14 years. A real estate developer, she has also practiced in the field for over 30 years, the statement said.

Her foundation, Jamie M Foundation, gives to causes that promote business education, contemporary art, the role of women in senior management as well as the Jewish community around the world. She is also an active philanthropist and has served on various boards, the statement said.

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