Women & Science


Partners in Discovery, the philanthropic program of Women & Science, has raised over $24 million for talented women pursuing careers in the sciences at The Rockefeller University. Donors to Partners in Discovery have established the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professorship for a senior woman scientist, funded educational opportunities for young women in Rockefeller's summer research programs for high school and college students, and created seed funds for research related to cancer, neuroscience, and global health.

Supporters have also contributed more than $5 million for a Fund for Interdisciplinary Research on Breast Cancer, and last year raised more than $2 million to establish a Fund to Recruit Women Faculty. Women & Science has also provided crucial support for more than 200 postdoctoral and graduate fellowships and underwritten the cost of initiatives to fund the Child and Family Center, career development, and pre-Ph.D. education.

Click here to MAKE A GIFT ONLINE For more information about Women & Science, or to discuss making a gift, please contact:

Make a Gift to the W&S Partners in DiscoveryLaurel Birch
Director, Women & Science Initiative
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 164
New York, NY 10065
Telephone: (212) 327-8963
E-mail: birchl@rockefeller.edu 


Donors of $500 and above will be listed in printed materials.  Donors of $1,000 and above will be invited to special University events including Insight Lectures and the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science.


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.

Honorary Chairman

David Rockefeller

Founding Chairmen

Lydia A. Forbes
Isabel P. Furlaud
Nancy M. Kissinger
Sydney R. Shuman

2017 W&S Chairmen

Judith Roth Berkowitz
Debra Black
Rebecca A. John
Denise Kellen
Samantha Boardman Rosen, M.D.
Patricia P. Rosenwald
Lulu C. Wang

2017 W&S Committee

full committee listing

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