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W&S Partners in Discovery

Over the past 25 years, Women & Science Partners in Discovery donors have raised more than $50 million in support of talented women pursuing careers in the sciences at Rockefeller University. Supporters provide crucial funding for women graduate fellows and postdoctoral investigators, faculty recruitment, and other important resources for women scientists at the university.

In 2019, Women & Science established the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund (Kellen WEF), a new leading-edge program that to encourage more women to develop the translational and entrepreneurial potential of their research at the university. The Kellen WEF and the Dean’s Office host the annual Managing Science & Scientists Workshop for Early-Career Researchers at Rockefeller University. Taught by professors from Harvard Business School and Berkeley Haas School of Business, this three-day workshop provides management training for academic scientists.

2023–2024 W&S Donors

Luminary Laureate ($500,000+)

Dr. and Mrs. Henry Kissinger

Centennial Laureate ($100,000+)

Debra Black
Katherine Farley
Denise and Michael Kellen
Dr. Svetlana Mojsov
Stanley S. Shuman in memory of
   Sydney R. Shuman
Simons Foundation International
Lulu C. Wang

Laureate ($50,000+)

Marlene Hess
Rebecca A. John
Elena and Roger Matthews*

Visionary ($25,000+)

Caroline R. Curry
Cheryl Cohen Effron
Lydia A. Forbes
Molly Ford
Diane K. Halvorsen
Estate of Lucinda C. Hunt
Sarah F. Leibowitz, Ph.D.
Matt Levin*
Elena A. Matthews
Robin Chemers Neustein
Gail Hunt Reeke

Pathfinder ($10,000+)

1919 Investment Counsel, LLC
Anonymous*
Emily Chen Carrera
Judith M. Carson
Daniella Lipper Coules
Jasmina Denner, Ph.D.
Carol B. Einiger
The Mi-Sun and Roger Freeman Fund*
Agnes Gund
Victoria Perla and Paul Guyardo
Jessica Hopfield, Ph.D.
Jessica Hopfield and Jim Cleary
Sandra J. Horbach
Amabel James
Rebecca A. John
Ann Kaplan
Joelle M. Kayden
Phyllis (Patti) A. Klein
John and Patricia Klingenstein Fund
Lianne Lazetera
Karen M. Levy
Evelyn G. Lipper, M.D.
Steve Martinez*
Mary P. Moran
Virginia Pellicci, M.D.
Béatrice Philippe
Jean and Douglas Renfield-Miller
Ariana N. Rockefeller
Jennifer Scully-Lerner
Mary S. Sykes
Sandra Tamer
Paula Volent
Julie Wilcox

Pioneer ($5,000+)

Holly S. Andersen, M.D.
Anonymous (2)*
Taffy Benjamin
Ludmila S. Bidwell
Dan and Courtney Brennan*
Paula K. Cleary
Jean D. Hamilton
Monica and Brent Humphries*
Regina Kessler
Teena L. Lerner, Ph.D.
Susan M. Lyne
Pamela Michaelcheck
Katharine S. Overlock
Nancy C. Paduano
Gail Hunt Reeke
Terry Sebastian*
Amoli Vad
Anita Volz Wien
Carolyn and Malcolm Wiener

Investigator ($2,500+)

Frances Beatty Adler
Mary D. Brust, R.N.
Abby Joseph Cohen
Cynthia Young and George Eberstadt
Linda Fan
Milly Glimcher
Howard Gould
Jean D. Hamilton
Caroline Howard Hyman
JANA Partners
Sylvia R. Karasu, M.D.
Jane Frank Katcher, M.D.
Richard and Deborah Lifton
The V & L Marx Foundation
Susan C. Rockefeller
Janet C. Ross
Sheila Scott

Friend ($1,000+)

Anonymous
Betsy S. Barbanell
Lauren Belfer
Julie Boyer and Timothy O’Connor
Marilyn G. Breslow
Betty Chen
Lisa Colby-Jones
Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller
Lynn Connelly
Ellen Corwin
Cynthia Curry
Jackie Drexel
Roz Feder, M.D., Ph.D.
Geraldine Fox
Gwendolyn R. Fragomen
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Lee White Galvis
Judith Goldstein
Helen Fairbank Goodkin
Fred Gorelick
Marti Granizo-O’Hare
Joan Shapiro Green
Patricia M. Gruber
Laura T. Harris
Kristin Hohmann
Bonnie Johnson
Martha B. Kellner
Patricia Flynn Kemp
Mimi Knoll, M.D.
Jan Maier
Susan Mark
Meera Mayer
Elizabeth P. Munson
Bettye M. Musham
Jeannette and Mack Rossoff
Donna Rukin
Katherine Sieh-Takata
Carla H. Skodinski
Ann M. Spruill
Sapna Srivastava
Michele Sterner
Elizabeth R. Varet
Hermine Warren
Evelene Wechsler
Cynthia M. Whitehead
Vicki Weiner
Amy Wilkerson
Marcia S. Wilson
Abby Wolk
Yvonne Wu
Xiaokui Zhang, Ph.D.
Silvia Zoullas

Contributor ($500+)

Anonymous
Marlene Alva
R. Ellen Avellino
Phyllis Chernin
Dr. Julie Cho
Bruce Krueger
Mary Lee S. Ledbetter, Ph.D. ’72
Susan Lowry
Maria Maccecchini
Claudette Mayer
Barbara Medaugh
Anastasia T. Milonas
Jean Won Mosler
Susan Palm
Caitlin Pitt
Natalie Shawn
Jure Skarabot
Patricia M. Smith
Leslie D. Toepfer
Christine Wopat
Donna Zilkha

Supporter (Up to $499)

Anonymous (2)
Maureen Atinsky
Carole Beller
Obie Benz
Heather Borstein
Melissa Bradley
Elyse Britton
Marilyn Budzanoski
Lillian Clagett
Rochelle Cohen
Sophie Coumantaros
Edith M. de Montebello
Beth Delaney
Mary Donley
Arlene Ferris
Susan Fisher
Olivia Fleming
Merrie Frankel
Rachel George
Katharine Stoddert Gilbert
Dr. Lisa H. Gold
João Vitor Salge Gonçalves
Linda Gottlieb
Nancy J. Haneman
Kelly Hensley
Alice B. Hicks
Kathryn V. Holmes
Elisabeth Lachmann, M.D.
Nazlie Latefi
Erika Layfield
Ilene J. Leff
Anna-Sophia Leone
Karen Lerman
Janet Levine
Margaret MacDonald, M.D., Ph.D.
Gerald McNamara
Lynn Mestel
Mark Miller
Marcia Mishaan
Charlotte Nad
Jane Blair Oberle
Anne P. O’Connor
Carolyn L. Patterson
Victoria Perla
Nancy J. Phillips
Yvette Pomerantz
Linda Porrino
Ingrid W. Reed
Renee Ryan
Ruth Calvin Scharf
Barbara Scholl
Clifford Schorer
Marylou Selo
Elizabeth M. Sherman
Kathie Sincerbeaux
Priscilla Snyder
Sharon Spaight
Silda W. Spitzer
Brita Steffelin
Penelope H. Taylor
Beverly Treuille
Shazi Visram
Annetta K. Weaver
Londa Weisman
Mary M. Whelley
Patricia Widner
Susan Witkin
Karen Young

Gifts as of May 22, 2024

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund

* Managing Science & Scientists Workshop