Damon Runyon News

December 17, 2018

Recently, the Damon Runyon Bay Area community gathered to celebrate the leadership and generosity of Connie and Bob Lurie and kick off the $1 million Lurie Breakthrough Challenge Fund. The new fund, established in honor of Damon Runyon’s 75th anniversary in 2021, seeks to galvanize support for the Foundation’s outstanding Bay Area scientists. New and existing Bay Area donors are encouraged to donate gifts of $5,000 or more, which will be fully matched by the Lurie Fund.  In addition, donors contributing at least half of a scientist’s full award will get the opportunity to be paired with a specific scientist and name the award. Gifts from $5,000 up to $100,000 are eligible for the match until the Spring of 2022 or until all funds have been utilized, whichever comes first.

For more information, please contact Amy Franklin-Willis, Senior Director of Individual Philanthropy & Bay Area Relations, at amy.franklin-willis@damonrunyon.org or 510.460.9859.

Read More about the Lurie's long history with Damon Runyon.