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Supercharge the Search for Cures: Medical Philanthropists Reinvent Giving to Get Results
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

LaTese Briggs, Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy

Debra Black, Co-founder and Chair, Melanoma Research Alliance
Cindy L. Citrone, Founder and CEO, 33 Foundation
Joyce Keller, Philanthropic Director, Gilbert Family Foundation
Melissa Stevens, Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

The Milken Institute's Center for Strategic Philanthropy and its predecessor, the Philanthropy Advisory Service, have conducted more than a dozen deep dives into "disease philanthropy." These inquiries have yielded valuable lessons on how philanthropists and family offices can make a difference in a wide range of diseases such as Parkinson's Disease, End Stage Renal Disease, Melanoma and many more. This panel will examine the following questions:

  • How can medical philanthropy evolve beyond "checkbook" philanthropy?
  • What experiences are the most gratifying and challenging for the philanthropist?
  • Compared to government resources for scientific research, will medical philanthropic capital always be marginal? Can it be transformative when it targets a specific disease?