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Puffin Announces Coronavirus Community Response Grant Program

May 12, 2020

We’re proud to announce the Puffin Advisory Board’s, Coronavirus Community Response Grant Program. Starting in April, our Advisory Board members identified programs across the country doing meaningful work to meet the many urgent needs that have emerged during the pandemic. The initiatives we’ve been able to support are engaged in Read More

Puffin is proud to announce No More Deaths as the winner of this Year’s ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism.

May 12, 2020

“No More Deaths is comprised of individuals from all walks of life who are standing up in defense of human rights against the ill-formed and odious actions of their own government. Their work speaks louder than words, saving lives that have been devalued by heartless US policies.”– said Perry Rosenstein, Read More

“Eating Up Easter” Indie Lens Screening Goes Virtual

May 5, 2020

View Event: Eating Up Easter (Indie Lens Pop-Up Virtual Screening) May 26 7:00pm The iconic statues and sensationalized “mysteries” of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) have drawn the interest of the world for centuries, attracting curious visitors to its shores. Today, this tiny, barren island is experiencing an economic boon as Read More

Puffin Foundation Co-Sponsors Webinars with NFRPP

May 5, 2020

The Network for Responsible Public Policy presents two Zoom Webinars/ Facebook Live events co-sponsored by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. and Women for Progress. May 21: Dangerous Speech: Countering Online Hatred while Protecting Freedom of Expression. Learn more and RSVP here. June 11: Tax deadline has passed but tax issues have not. Are Read More

From Our Video Archive: Sharon Katz & The Peace Train

April 23, 2020

Director’s Note: Sharon Katz is a longtime friend of the Puffin and she has graced our stage on many occasions. On October 5, 2018, Sharon came to Teaneck with her crackerjack band yet again to perform songs from her albums and her humanitarian project “Transcending Barriers.” The band was amazing Read More

Tribute to Perry on Law & Disorder Radio

April 20, 2020

We were deeply gratified by this on-air tribute to Perry on Law & Disorder Radio.  Puffin has supported Law & Disorder for a number of years and we hope you’ll tune in weekly.  Last week’s tribute to Perry is right towards the beginning of the April 13th broadcast/episode. Puffin has Read More

From Our Video Archive: Hiroya Tsukamoto

April 16, 2020

Hiroya Tsukamoto performed for us back in March 16, 2018 and filled our gallery with songs that permeate with a sense of peace, tranquility, and hopeful longing.  Combining masterful fingerstyle guitar, and soulful songwriting, Hiroya’s intimate performance left listeners’ hearts thumping with impressions of experiences, and emotions conveyed through his music. Please Read More

Sharing Tributes to Perry

April 6, 2020

To celebrate Perry’s life and legacy we invite you to share your memories, stories, and reflections on this Facebook page, and to enjoy those shared by others. Perry Rosenstein: A Life and Times Memorial. (Photo above by Rachel Banai). We’d also like to share some of the other warm words and Read More

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Puffin’s Founder and President Perry Rosenstein

April 3, 2020

Perry Rosenstein, the founder and president of the Puffin Foundation, passed away on 4/3/20 from the COVID-19 virus. Our hearts go out to people all over the world who are struggling with this terrible pandemic. At this time, the physical doors of the Puffin Foundation, the Puffin Cultural Forum, and Read More

Preventable Cancers

March 30, 2020

Eyal Press, A Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media has written a damning piece in the New Yorker about health care inequities in Alabama (and across the US). Read More