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The Partners for Life Award
                        Shari Redstone

        Vice Chair, CBS and Viacom; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Advancit Capital

             ovember 2, 2016 wasn’t any ordinary Wednes-  industry and related ventures. In 2011, she co-founded
             day: it was One Huge Day, Gift of Life’s  the investment firm Advancit Capital, which focuses
      Nonline matching gift challenge presented by  on early stage companies at the intersection of media,
      Shari Redstone, Vice Chair, CBS and Viacom, and  entertainment and technology. Advancit is an investor
      Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Advancit Capital.  in more than 75 companies.
      With just one phone call, the challenge was made –
      attract $50,000 in online donations in 24 hours, and   Among additional leadership roles, she currently serves
      that number would be matched anonymously by her.   as  President  of  National  Amusements,  Co-Chairman
      The goal was not only met early in the day, it was easily  of and is a member of the Board of
      surpassed, with over $170,000 raised! More than just a  Directors and Executive Committee for the National
      fundraising campaign, One Huge Day was an oppor-  Theatre Owners Association.
      tunity to educate, spread awareness and communicate
      with thousands of people all over the world, to join  Ms. Redstone earned a B.S. degree from Tufts Univer-
      them together for a lifesaving cause. The funds raised  sity, and a J.D. degree and a Masters in Tax Law from
      were used to pay for the lab testing of cheek swabs   Boston University. She practiced corporate law, estate
      waiting to be analyzed and added to the donor registry.   planning and criminal law in the Boston area before
                                                    joining National Amusements.
      Ms. Redstone’s support of Gift of Life has been generous
      and steady. Her personal donor circle has funded the   Ms. Redstone is actively involved in a variety of char-
      addition of nearly 4,000 new donors to the registry.   itable, civic, and educational organizations. She is a
      As a result, 63 potential matches have been identified,   member of the Board of Directors at Combined Jewish
      leading to 9 transplants to date!             Philanthropies and the John F. Kennedy Library Foun-
                                                    dation, and sits on the Board of Trustees at Dana-Farber
      In recognition of her leadership and generosity, as well   Cancer Institute. Most recently, Ms. Redstone joined the
      as her creative vision that ignited the kindness of the   Legal Services Corporation’s Leaders Council, which
      online community, Gift of Life presents the Partners for   seeks to raise awareness of the crisis in civil legal aid and
      Life Award to Shari Redstone, who demonstrated that   secure equal access to justice. She is also on the Local
      the power of one is not just in each of us, it also has the   Advisory Board and Executive Committee for BUILD,
      potential to save lives with just one small act.   a non-profit organization which uses entrepreneurship
                                                    to propel low income youth through high school and
      Ms. Redstone is a media executive with a wide-ranging   into college.
      background in numerous aspects of the entertainment

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