George Foster Peabody

George Foster Peabody ( born July 27, 1852 in Columbus, Georgia, United States, † March 4, 1938 ) was a New York investment banker and patron.

He donated a large portion of its assets for charitable institutions, especially in education and the arts. His particular interest was the university in his home state of Georgia, whose development he supported with high sums. Another project, which he produced with his business partner, Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina ( Katrina Peabody married to Spencer Trask's death), was the artists' colony Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York. An important prize in the field of radio and cable switched media is still the George Foster Peabody Award. This prize was first awarded in 1941 for excellence in broadcasting. Important aspects of the ceremony, in addition to artistic content and new or alternative ways of its dissemination.

  • Entrepreneurs (19th Century )
  • Entrepreneur ( 20th century)
  • Entrepreneurs (United States)
  • Patron
  • Americans
  • Born in 1852
  • Died in 1938
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