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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Our Namesake

The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is named in honor of Cornelius Vander Starr.

imageStarr was an entrepeneur who founded a family of insurance and financial service companies now known as American International Group. In 1955 Mr. Starr founded the Starr Foundation, a philanthropic organization which makes grants in a number of areas, including education, medicine and healthcare, human needs, public policy, culture, and the environment.

For his complete biography, click here.