A 99-year-old Philadelphia Eagles fan puts it all in perspective

It’s where the University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Center for BRCA-related cancers is located. His daughter, Faith, died of BRCA-related ovarian cancer at 44. The center was founded thanks to a $55 million gift from another of Basser’s daughters, Mindy, and her husband Jon Gray.

Jon and Mindy Gray Throw Bash to Focus on Genes’ Role in Cancer

Jon Gray stood by his wife Mindy Tuesday night as they welcomed about a thousand guests to Cipriani Wall Street. The occasion was a fundraiser for the Basser Center for BRCA, which they founded after Mindy’s sister Faith, who carried a BRCA gene mutation, died of ovarian cancer.

6 largest gifts from individuals to healthcare organizations in 2017

3. $21 million to University of Pennsylvania, Basser Research Center for BRCA (Philadelphia) Donor: Jon and Mindy Gray. Mr. Gray oversees real estate at Blackstone, a global investment firm. Details: The donation will advance research, clinical trials and educational outreach for patients with hereditary cancers.

Blackstone’s Gray Gives $21 Million to Hit Cancer Close to Home

Blackstone Group real estate chief Jon Gray and his wife, Mindy, are doubling down in their campaign against a type of cancer that claimed the life of her older sister. The Grays are donating $21 million to the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania, bringing their total pledges to the initiative to $55 million.