America’s biggest donors gave more than $11.9 billion in 2023. This year’s report features our analysis of the list, giving trends among megadonors, and a look at their giving to and from their foundations and donor-advised funds in 2023. The report highlights some of the country’s most interesting philanthropists, including a look at how those who will dominate big […]

Penn researchers believe it is possible to protect people with a BRCA gene mutation from cancer with the prick of a needle, instead of aggressive surgeries and stressful screening regimens that aren’t guaranteed to prevent disease. – The Philadelphia Inquirer

During a period of painful budget cuts, New York City lawmakers secured private funding to pay for free swim lessons for 2,000 second graders starting in June.


Dr. Charis Eng, chair of Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute, has received a $1.6 million grant from the Gray Foundation.

UT Health San Antonio leads consortium examining loss of DNA repair.  Patrick Sung, D.Phil., of UT Health San Antonio, is the principal investigator of a $3.75 million, four-year “team science” grant announced today [July 23] by the Gray Foundation of New York.

Alejandra Campoverdi forged a path for herself that some only dream of, turning humble beginnings into a life of poise and power. She had been that perfect student who made it to USC and then Harvard against all odds. She turned a volunteer position with then-Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign into a post at the […]

For the whole month of February, every order on Seamless includes an option to “Donate the Change” to NYC Kids RISE! NYC Kids RISE will be depositing the donated money into the NYC Scholarship Accounts of all current students in the Save for College Program. [pdf-embedder url=””]    

Yale Cancer Center (YCC) is proud to announce the Basser BRCA Initiative grant. The $1 million, three-year gift was awarded to YCC by the Gray Foundation to advance the next generation of cancer therapies. Leveraging research currently being done at Yale to define the fundamental biology and molecular roles of the BRCA cancer susceptibility genes, this gift […]

[pdf-embedder url=””] A nationwide alliance of leading colleges and universities has made significant progress in improving opportunity for low- and moderate-income students, according to a new report.

The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program has announced that savings of up to $100 will be matched for participating first-grade families. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza joined students, parents, faculty and elected officials last week for the first Building Block Party to celebrate the savings match. The gathering at P.S. 76 in Long Island […]

Four faculty members from the Perelman School of Medicine have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the nation’s highest honors in biomedicine. Susan M. Domchek is the Basser Professor in Oncology, executive director of the Basser Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer Center, director of the MacDonald Women’s Cancer Risk Evaluation Center, and […]

A kindergarten class at P.S. 111 in Long Island City is still working on the alphabet, but the city already is making sure each of the 4- and 5-year-olds can have a college savings account.  

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Susan Domchek, Director of the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, is the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s 2018 Potamkin Prize Awardee. Please enjoy this video featuring Dr. Domcheck and the amazing work she has done to advance the care of individuals with BRCA gene […]