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25th Anniversary W&S Partners in Discovery

Since 1997, Women & Science Partners in Discovery donors have raised nearly $50 million in support of talented women pursuing careers in the sciences at The 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.

The university gratefully acknowledges the generous gift from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation at the recommendation of Michael Kellen, president of the Foundation, and his wife, Denise, for their $10 million gift to endow the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund (Kellen WEF). In addition, the Denise and Michael Kellen Foundation has agreed to supplement this gift with annual spendable funds until sufficient endowment income is generated to support the grants awarded through this program. The Kellen WEF is a new leading-edge program that was established to encourage more women to develop the translational and entrepreneurial potential of their research at the university.

Additionally, the university recognizes the Bulgari Corporation of America for its leadership grant in 2020 that created The Bulgari Women & Science Fund to Accelerate COVID-19 Research. This three-year grant includes fellowships for women graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and supports the development and clinical testing of new coronavirus therapeutics, including drugs and treatments to help combat SARS-CoV-2.

2021–2022 W&S Donors

Luminary Laureate ($10,000,000+)

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation

Visionary Laureate ($1,000,000+)

Anonymous
Ludmila S. Bidwell
Bulgari Corporation of America
Weslie R. Janeway
Joelle M. Kayden
Leanne L. Lachman

Centennial Laureate ($100,000+)

Katherine Farley
Dorothy Jenkins
Rebecca A. John
Sydney R. and Stanley S. Shuman
Simons Foundation
Lulu C. Wang

Laureate ($50,000+)

Marlene Hess

Visionary ($25,000+)

Anonymous
Judith Roth Berkowitz
Caroline Rivers Curry
Margo Doyle and Sunil Dhaliwal
Lydia A. Forbes
Jessica Hopfield, Ph.D. ’91
Jane Frank Katcher, M.D.*
Phyllis (Patti) A. Klein
Sarah F. Leibowitz, Ph.D. and
Martin L. Leibowitz, Ph.D.
Evelyn G. Lipper, M.D.
Elena A. Matthews
Pamela J. Michaelcheck
Mary P. Moran
Robin Chemers Neustein
David M. Newberger
Jacqueline R. Slater
Sy Syms Foundation

Pathfinder ($10,000+)

1919 Investment Counsel, LLC
Lindsey C. Boylan
Judith M. Carson
Emily Chen Carrera
Daniella Lipper Coules
Jasmina Denner, Ph.D.
Cheryl Cohen Effron
Carol B. Einiger
The Glickenhaus Foundation
Agnes Gund
Cynthia Hazen Polsky
Sandra J. Horbach
Rebecca A. John
Martha B. Kellner
Dr. and Mrs. Henry Kissinger
Patricia D. Klingenstein
Lianne Lazetera
Karen M. Levy
Evelyn G. Lipper, M.D.
Susan M. Lyne
Elena A. Matthews
Kathy Mele
Robin Chemers Neustein
Nancy C. Paduano
Virgina Pellicci, M.D.
Marnie S. Pillsbury
Sarah J. Schlesinger, M.D.
The Starr Foundation
Mary S. Sykes
Sandra Tamer
Paula Volent

Pioneer ($5,000+)

Holly S. Andersen, M.D.
Gail and Chuck Caulkins
Lois C. Chiles
Paula K. Cleary
Hélène Comfort
Mary Ann Fribourg
Kim Greenberg
Debra S. Heinrich, Ed.D.
Jane Frank Katcher, M.D.
Teena L. Lerner, Ph.D.
Gigi Mortimer
Robin Chemers Neustein
Katherine S. Overlock
Gail Hunt Reeke
Charles M. Rice, Ph.D.
Janet C. Ross
Sarah Lee Schupf
Jennifer Scully-Lerner
Sue Ann Weinberg
Anita Volz Wien
Carolyn Seely Wiener

Investigator ($2,500+)

Taffy Benjamin
Mary D. Brust, R.N.
Helen S. FitzGerald
Jean D. Hamilton
Kristin L. Hohmann
Caroline H. Hyman
Sylvia R. Karasu, M.D.
Elisabeth Lachmann, M.D.
Richard and Deborah Lifton
The V&L Marx Foundation
Arianna N. Rockefeller
Meg Roth
Anne R. Stevens
Dilshaad B. Vad, M.D.
Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D.*
Casey D. Whalen

Friend ($1,000+)

Anonymous
Betsy S. Barbanell
Frances F.L. Beatty
Lauren Belfer
Jay and Jill Bernstein
Laura Maioglio Blobel
Julie Boyer and Timothy O’Connor
Jan L. Breslow
Alice C. Brown
Joan M. Choppin
Lisa R. Colby-Jones
Barry and Bobbi Coller
Ellen M. Corwin
Barbara K. Debs
Antonia Paepcke DuBrul
Cynthia Young Eberstadt
Christine Lin Egli
Charles D. Ellis and Linda Lorimer
Jeanne Farrell, Ph.D.
Roz Feder M.D., Ph.D.
Geraldine Dietz Fox
Elaine V. Fuchs, Ph.D.
Barbara A. and Peter Georgescu
Mildred Glimcher
Judith S. Goldstein
Helen Fairbank Goodkin
Fred Gorelick
Barbara Granito
Joan Shapiro Green
Jean D. Hamilton
Cathy M. Brienza Ingram
Sharon G. Korman
Elaine A. Langone
Carol A. LeWitt
Richard and Deborah Lifton*
Linda R. Macaulay
Sandra McCann, M.D.
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Bettye M. Musham
Margo Nederlander
Benita O. Potters
Harriet S. Rabb
Ingrid W. Reed*
Gail Hunt Reeke
Sandra L. Rippe
Loli Roosevelt
Laura G. Ross
Donna and Barnett Rukin
Marjorie Russel, Ph.D.
Laura B. Sachar
Sarah J. Schlesinger, M.D.
Flory Shaio
Natalie Shawn
Kitty Sherrill
Katherine Sieh-Takata
Carla H. Skodinski
Ann M. Spruill
Linda R. Stein
Drs. Carol and Sid Strickland
Elizabeth R. Varet
Hermine Warren
Cynthia M. Whitehead
Hendricks H. Whitman, III, Ph.D.
Susan L. Whitman
Julie Wilcox
Xiaokui Zhang, Ph.D. ’02
Silvia C. Zoullas

Contributor ($500+)

Candace K. Beinecke
Nina S. Brody
Noreen and Ken Buckfire
H. Dell Durnin
Joan Kent Finkelstein, Ph.D. ’63
Linda Gillcrist
Laura Harris
Alice B. Hicks
Bruce K. Krueger, Ph.D.
Mary Lee Ledbetter, Ph.D. ’72
Denise LeFrak
Tullia Lindsten
Susan Lowry
Claudette Mayer
Marcia A. McLean
Margaret E. Moloney
Elizabeth P. Munson
Maggi Pack, Ph.D.
Regina Pitaro
Susan C. Rockefeller
William K. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Elizabeth H. Sherman
Maria Siff-Yang
Jacqueline W. Slifka
Patricia M. Smith
Rica Tarnoff
Leslie Toepfer
Ellen M. Unterwald, Ph.D.
Maud I. Welles

Supporter (Up to $499)

Michael Anastasio
Kaitlyn Andersen
Anonymous
R. Ellen Avellino
Andrea Bauer, M.D.
Tsipi Ben-Haim
George Berlstein
Barbara Alk Berman
LeeAnn Black
Diana D. Brooks
Phyllis A. Chernin
Natasha Cherny
Julie P. Cho
Bryn R. Cohen
Jaqueline A. Drexel
Burton C. Einspruch, M.D.
Toby K. Eisenstein, Ph.D.
Marjorie Ellenbogen
Jodie Elyachar
Suzette Evans
Sandy Fain
Roni Foster
Merrie Frankel
Adriana Friedman
Manish Gala
Aylssa Gelbard
John Gerlach
Lisa H. Gold, Ph.D.
Linda F. Gottlieb
Antoinette Guerrini-Maraldi
Ayo Griffin
Janet T. Hanson
Kathryn V. Holmes, Ph.D. ’68
Roberta Intrater
Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan
Elizabeth Keegan, Ph.D.
Elisabeth Lachmann, M.D.
Ilene Leff
Maureen G. Leness
Richard LePetri
Deanne Levison
Orna and Moshe Levran
Sarah S. Lusman, M.D.
Maria L. Maccecchini, Ph.D.
John Mantsch
Susan K. Mark
Lucas Martin
Dale Mathias
Martha B. McLanahan
Cynthia T. Mills
Teresa Milner, Ph.D.
Anne S. Nordeman
Sheila L. Palevsky, M.D., M.P.H.
Susan R. Palm
Carolyn L. Patterson
Oz Pearlman
Béatrice Philippe
Nancy Phillips
Annalu Ponti
Linda Porrino
Ann R. Rakoff
Joy Roberts
Christie C. Salomon
Carol Schneebaum, Ph.D.
Barbara S. Scholl
Sherie Seff
Marylou Selo
Jennifer Shahade
Laurie M. Shahon
Carla H. Skodinski
Lorelei Sontag
Frank Stone
Peter L. Stone, M.D.
Esta Swig
Penelope H. Taylor
Ayala Usdin
Catherine E. Volin
Ellen Walker, Ph.D.
Annetta Kimball Weaver
Sharon Wee
Diane M. Whitty
Amy Wilkerson
Sheryl Williams

Gifts as of July 19, 2022

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund
‡ Mary Jeanne Kreek W&S Fellowship
* W&S Portrait Initiative