The Damon Runyon Board is extraordinarily committed to supporting the best young minds in cancer research. We are singularly focused on this mission.”

Chairman

Alan M. Leventhal

Chairman and CEO Beacon Capital Partners, LLC Boston, Massachusetts

Vice Chair, Scientific Programs

William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD
Sidney Farber Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Vice Chair, Investments and Treasurer

Leon G. Cooperman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Omega Operating, LLC
New York, New York

 


 

Vice Chair, Audit and Secretary

Sanford W. Morhouse, Esq.
Of Counsel
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
New York, New York

 


 

While I select my investments based on return on investment, I select my charities based on impact. Year after year, Damon Runyon selects the best new minds in cancer research and funds their bold ideas for preventing and curing cancer. Year after year, its scientists go on to make major breakthroughs. That’s real impact.”

Leon G. Cooperman

Vice Chair, Board Development

Michael L. Gordon
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer
Angelo Gordon
New York, New York

Vice Chair

David M. Beirne
General Partner
X10 Capital
San Francisco, California

Vice Chair 

Deborah J. Coleman
Legal Counsel
Convexity Capital Management LP
Boston, Massachusetts

Steven J. Burakoff, MD
Dean for Cancer Innovation,
The Tisch Cancer Institute
Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Cancer Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Robyn Coles
President
TRATE Properties LLC
Boston, Massachusetts

 

 



Gary E. Erlbaum
President
Greentree Properties
Ardmore, Pennsylvania

 

 



Thomas J. Fahey, Jr., MD
Senior Vice President Emeritus
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Buck French
General Partner
X10 Capital
San Francisco, California

Elaine V. Fuchs, PhD
Head, Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor
The Rockefeller University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
New York, New York

Receiving a Damon Runyon Fellowship had a tremendous impact on my scientific career. I also have been fortunate to mentor new Damon Runyon scientists in my lab who have gone on to have exemplary independent careers. Damon Runyon builds generations of scientific leaders and mentors.”

Elaine Fuchs, PhD

(Damon Runyon Fellow ‘77-‘79)

Richard B. Gaynor, MD
President of Research and Development
Neon Therapeutics
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

 

 

 


 

Todd R. Golub, MD
Chief Scientific Officer and Director, Cancer Program
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Charles A. Dana Investigator in Human Cancer Genetics
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor, Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Scott Greenstein
President and Chief Content Officer
SiriusXM
New York, New York

 

 

 

 


 

Steve Hayden
Vice Chairman and Chief Creative Officer (Retired)
Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
New York, New York

Jay W. Ireland
President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
General Electric Africa
New York, New York

Morana Jovan-Embiricos, PhD
Managing Partner
F2 Capital Ventures LLP
London, United Kingdom

Steven A. Kandarian
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
MetLife, Inc
North Palm Beach, Florida

Noah Knauf
General Partner
Bond Capital
San Francisco, California

Gabrielle Layton, PhD
Palo Alto, California

David M. Livingston, MD
Emil Frei Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine
Harvard Medical School and
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

David G. Marshall
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Amerimar Realty Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John H. Myers
Director
Academy Securities
Fairfield, Connecticut

Richard J. O’Reilly, MD
Claire L. Tow Chair, Pediatric Oncology Research
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Andrew S. Rachleff
President and Chief Executive Officer
Wealthfront, Inc.
Palo Alto, California

William M. Raveis, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
Southport, Connecticut

In Silicon Valley, we have witnessed brilliant young minds with bold ideas change the world. Damon Runyon makes this happen for cancer research. It identifies top emerging talent and encourages their high risk/high reward ideas. The payoff has been generations of game-changers.”

Andy and Debbie Rachleff

Michael V. Seiden, MD, PhD
President
The US Oncology Network
The Woodlands, Texas

Karen D. Seitz
Founder and Managing Director
Fusion Partners Global LLC
New York, New York

Nancy Simonian, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cynthia Sulzberger
Wellington, Florida

Judy C. Swanson
Hillsborough, California

Nat Turner
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Flatiron Health
New York, New York

Peter Van Camp
Executive Chairman
Equinix, Inc.
Redwood City, California

James A. Wells, PhD
Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind
Distinguished Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

 

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