On The Avenue

A Toast to the Future

Monday, May 16, 2016
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Philanthropists aplenty came together last Thursday to celebrate the 19th Annual Lecture and Lunch hosted by The Rockefeller University Women & Science Initiative.


The mid-day event included a delectable meal and mingling among friends as well as a presentation hosted by Rockefeller University President, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, M.D., to bring awareness to the question of how long could we live? Speaker Cynthia Kenyon, Ph.D. Vice President of Aging Research at Calico (a new venture by Google’s parent company, Alphabet), spoke about her fascinating career in the study of molecular biology and latest discoveries in longevity genetics.


Attendees included Nancy and Henry Kissinger, Julia Koch, Samantha Boardman, M.D., Eliza Bolen, Debra Black, Pat Klingenstein, Marnie and Blair Pillsbury, Eliza Bolen, Sydney Shuman, Jessica Hart, and many more.


This annual spring event is part of The Women & Science Initiative’s year-round philanthropic effort to support female scientists and their research. Throughout the past year, a cumulative total of $1.2 million has been successfully raised. Here’s to a brighter and more knowledgeable future.



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