Oscar de la Renta was a sower. He has always felt a special attraction for cultivation in all dimensions of the concept. He grew orange groves, gardens and made friendships that were like him: unconditional. He developed human relationships at all possible levels. He planted a philanthropy scheme that today is an incomparable paradigm. In this canon of altruism, perseverance and long-term commitment matter more than the personality of the one who exercises the responsibility of giving. All space for Oscar was a farmland where he had to plant and teach planting.
Among his great passions was helping those who needed him most, especially childhood. In 1984, Oscar became involved with the Hogar del Niño de La Romana. From that moment he was a permanent figure of the institution and today it still is. In 2014, the Oscar de la Renta Pediatric Care Center opened in Punta Cana, fruit and homage to its work.
On the other hand, being a patron of culture was something that Oscar de la Renta exercised without discriminating genres or media. Among many other ways to influence the cultural, he was part of the board of directors of The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and Channel Thirteen / WNET. He also supported several cultural institutions such as New Yorkers for Children and America's Society and the Spanish Institute.
In 1996, Oscar commissioned an exhibition of Dominican art in New York entitled Modern and Contemporary Art of the Dominican Republic. This important exhibition took place on the grounds of Park Avenue of America's Society. It was a transcendent event. For the Dominican arts it meant a space of visibility that had never starred in a city like New York. We mark the elusive influence of a very special human being with ellipses. We demonstrate the persistence, continuity and great commitment, perhaps of the aspects less explored in Oscar de la Renta. It is the synthesis stop, where the fullness of the legacy is presented, emphasizing its universal stature.