The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Hosts The Special Projects Annual Dinner

by Kelsy Kershaw Photographed by Dr. Joan Massague, Lavinia Branca Snyder, Dr. Craig Thompson, Dr. Jose Baselga== The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Hosts The Special Projects Annual Dinner== Park Hyatt New York, 153 West 57th Street, NYC== October 07, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo: Sylvain Gaboury/ ==
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wednesday night at The Park Hyatt The Special Projects Committee of Memorial Sloan Kettering hosted its annual dinner in honor of one of the committee’s long-standing members and former Chairman, Thompson Dean. This year’s dinner’s Co-Chairmen were Jeffrey Busconi,  Jaclene Ginnel and Samuel Goldworm. The Co-Chairmen of the committee are Allison Aston and Eugenie Niven Goodman. Event honoree, Thompson, has served on The Special Projects Committee for 20 years. During his tenure he’s served as Chairman, Co-Chairman and has dedicated so much of his time and talent to numerous fundraising events and special programs to support the research conducted at MSK.

The Special Projects Committee has donated over 13 million dollars to support research and projects at Sloan Kettering Institute. A majority of the projects they fund are still in very early stages therefore it is difficult to obtain funding from conventional sources. Through its support of innovative research, the committee has allowed brilliant young scientists to start their investigations. The guest list for the evening’s dinner included those who were passionate about MSK’s mission and purpose, wanted to show their support and wanted to make a donation, as all funds from the dinner went to MSK research.

The guest list included Dr. Jose Baselga, Dr. Joan Massague, Shoshanna GrussLavinia Branca Snyder, Dr. Craig Thompson, Beatrice Stern, Jamie Niven, Eleanor Ylvisaker and Ingrid and Thomas Edelman.

Photos by ©Patrick McMullan


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