WALTHAM, MA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Brandeis Alum Robert F.X. Sillerman will return to his Alma mater on Jan 29 for the opening of the new Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy The center was made possible significantly by a $10 million donation from the billionaire. The center will reportedly work with family foundations across the U.S. to help them with their philanthropic endeavors.
Sillerman, who's CKX Inc. owns the properties of both Elvis's Graceland and the popular reality show "American Idol" and Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment graduated from the Waltham campus in the class of '69. He majored in political science while there launched "Youth Market Consultants," selling discounted magazine subscriptions to classmates and advice on appealing to the youth demographic to marketers. He later sold the company to Ingalls in 1972.
Sillerman's last visit to the campus was in 2000, when according to the Boston Globe, he descended from on high in a helicopter. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers