Thank you for considering a donation to the Parents & Science Fund for Discovery.

Your gift will help support the following:

The Parents & Science Program

Through annual lectures, Parents & Science seeks to inform New York area parents about scientific discoveries that are transforming our understanding of child and adolescent health and development. Your support will enable the University to continue sponsoring this lectures series, which is free of charge, as well as to develop additional initiatives for parents and their children.

World-Class Biomedical Research

Scientists at The Rockefeller University are working on some of the most challenging biomedical problems of our time. Rockefeller scientists are known for their bold and original approach to the study of disease. Your support will help accelerate biomedical breakthroughs that our children will benefit from in their lifetimes. Contributions to the Parents & Science Discovery Fund will also make possible the creation of Parents & Science graduate and postdoctoral fellowships for young investigators working in areas relevant to child and adolescent health and development.

Science Outreach Initiatives

For more than 30 years, The Rockefeller University has been giving back to the community through outreach initiatives that benefit students and teachers in the New York City area. The University’s highly competitive Science Outreach Program enables select high school students and science teachers to gain intensive, hands-on research experience through summer internships in Rockefeller laboratories. The University sponsors an annual Holiday Lecture on Science for high school students in the New York metropolitan area, as well as other outreach programs aimed at improving science education.

To discuss making a gift please contact: 

Ms. Ainslie Durnin
Assistant Director, Parents & Science Initiative
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 164
New York, NY 10065
(212) 327-8698

The Rockefeller University is a tax-exempt charitable organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) and Section 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the University are deductible for federal income and gift tax purposes as provided in Sections 170 and 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the University under a donor’s will are deductible for federal estate tax purposes as provided in Section 2055 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

Parents & Science
Faculty Advisor

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Parents & Science Leadership


Geoffrey W. Smith

Steering Committee

Rebecca Anikstein
John Bernstein
Charles W. Caulkins
Daniella Lipper Coules
Karen de Saint Phalle
Blair Pillsbury Enders
Wendy Ettinger
Kathy Heinzelman
Tania Neild
Ilona Nemeth
Marean Pompidou
Courtney Smith Rae
Kimberly Kravis Schulhof
Talbott Simonds
Roxy Zajac

Scientific Advisory Council

Evelyn Attia, M.D.
BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Myron Hofer, M.D.
Ilene Sackler Lefcourt
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D.
Richard Nisbett, Ph.D.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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