March 19, 2019
How did philanthropy help eradicate smallpox, develop polio vaccines, and promote awareness of the AIDS virus?
How is philanthropy today accelerating breast cancer and Alzheimer’s research and drug development?
How do Dagmar Dolby, Lyda Hill, Leonard Lauder, Marilyn Simons, and David M. Rubenstein approach their medical philanthropy?
These and other questions make for a thought-provoking fourth annual Power of Giving symposium focusing on philanthropy’s impact on health and medicine.
World-renowned epidemiologist Dr. William Foege, MD, MPH, gives the keynote on philanthropy’s impact on global health. He is followed by philanthropists, advocates, doctors, and scientists from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Memorial Sloan Kettering, ABC News, the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, Lyda Hill Philanthropies, the Simons Foundation, the Science Philanthropy Alliance, Harvard Medical School, and the Broad Institute’s Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research.
The annual Power of Giving symposium brings historic perspectives to contemporary conversations about philanthropy’s impact. View other Power of Giving symposiums focusing on annual themes: the 2020 Power of Giving focusing on Educational Equity; the 2018 Power of Giving symposium on Culture and the Arts, and the 2016 Power of Giving symposium on Sustainability and the Environment. The 2015 Power of Giving symposium examined philanthropy more broadly as part of the launch of the Philanthropy Initiative.