NEW YORK – For Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Michael Hirschberg, last month’s 8,000 mile trip to Tanzania was more than two years in the making. Hirschberg, a New York-based partner in the Firm’s Corporate Practice and co-founder of the Foundation for Treatment of Children with AIDS, traveled to the East African nation to see his organization’s $1.6 million donation put into action with the dedication of a clinic being built to treat HIV-infected children. In 2004, Hirschberg’s foundation had provided a $1.6 million grant for the clinic’s construction, staffing, outfitting and operation. Katten serves as general counsel to the Foundation.
The grant was made to the Dartmouth Medical School, which is helping to fund the clinic as part of the DARDAR project, a collaboration between Dartmouth Medical School and the Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences in Dar Es Salaam. The Foundation’s grant will also assist in the endowment of a permanent position at Dartmouth for the director of the Infectious Disease and International Health program.
Founded in 1994, The Foundation for Treatment of Children with AIDS is a national charitable organization with a mission of supporting programs for treating children with AIDS. In the 12 years of its existence, the Foundation has provided more than $5 Million in grants to over 75 organizations directly involved in the treatment of HIV-infected children.