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

David M. Livingston, MD
Deputy Director Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Emil Frei Professor of Genetics and Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Vice Chair, Investments and Treasurer

Leon G. Cooperman
Chairman and CEO Omega Advisors, Inc.
New York, New York

Vice Chair, Audit Committee and Secretary

Sanford W. Morhouse, Esq.
Of Counsel
Schulte Roth and 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 Investment Officer
Angelo, Gordon & Company LP
New York, New York

Vice Chair, Development and Communications

David M. Beirne
Chairman, Fantex Holdings, Inc.
Coral Gables, Florida

Steven J. Burakoff, MD
Director, The Tisch Cancer Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Health System
New York, New York

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

Robyn Coles
President
TRATE Properties
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
Co-Founder and CEO
Fantex Holdings, Inc.
San Francisco, California

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

Richard B. Gaynor, MD
Senior Vice President Global Product Development/Medical Affairs
Oncology Business Unit
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana

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)

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

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

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

Jay W. Ireland
President and CEO
GE Africa
Nairobi, Kenya

William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Steven A. Kandarian
Chairman, President and CEO
MetLife, Inc
New York, New York

Noah Knauf
Managing Director
Warburg Pincus
San Francisco, California

Gabrielle Layton, PhD
Palo Alto, California

Ronald Levy, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

David G. Marshall
Chairman and CEO
Amerimar Realty Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John H. Myers
Senior Advisor
Angelo, Gordon & Company LP
New York, New York

Richard J. O’Reilly, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Service
Claire L. Tow Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Andrew S. Rachleff
Executive Chairman
Wealthfront
Faculty, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Palo Alto, California

William Raveis, Jr.
Founder, Chairman & CEO
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
Southport, Connecticut

Michael V. Seiden, MD, PhD
Sr. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
McKesson Specialty Health
The US Oncology Network
The Woodlands, Texas

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

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

Nancy Simonian, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Syros Pharmaceuticals
Watertown, Massachusetts

Cynthia Sulzberger
Palm Beach, Florida

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

James A. Wells, PhD
Chairman, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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