Horizons

Perspectives on philanthropy, impact and our work to improve the lives of vulnerable people around the world.

Justin McAuliffe serves as Program Associate, Domestic Programs in the area of Multiple Sclerosis funding.
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This year, we launched the Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research with the goal of stimulating innovative and potentially paradigm-shifting research in the field of progressive MS. This cycle of funding focuses on research with the potential to seed a breakthrough discovery in the search for biomarkers for progressive forms of MS. The Foundation has committed roughly $6 million in grant funding to be distributed over a five‐year period.

The award was named in honor of Marilyn Hilton—the late wife of Barron Hilton, our Chairman Emeritus, and mother of our current President Steven Hilton—who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for much of her adult life.

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By David Wertheimer, Deputy Director of the Pacific Northwest Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Bill Pitkin, Director of Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Mother and child at home

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Andrea Iloulian manages the Foundation's domestic grantmaking in the area of chronic homelessness. 
 
2014 Homelessness Convening Highlights
 

Every year, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation gathers partner organizations to discuss the progress of our collective work to end chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County. At this year's convening, nearly 100 attendees—including grantees, funding partners, and the public sector—were welcomed by our VP of Programs, Ed Cain. After his remarks, the Foundation screened the new video below, featuring Dorothy Edwards and Lawrence McGhee, two formerly homeless individuals now directly representing their peers as community advocates with the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). Our CEO, Steve Hilton, joins them in the video to describe our long-term commitment to ending chronic homelessness and the history of our relationship with the newly established CSH in the early 1990s.

Conrad N Hilton Foundation CSH Partnership

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