Town & Country summit highlights the power of philanthropy
August 11, 2014 | by Kelly Mayfield
Town & Country Magazine's inaugural Philanthropy Summit, sponsored in part by City of Hope, was held at Hearst Tower in New York City in late spring. Notable speakers and philanthropists included Michael R. Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Trudie Styler, co-founder of the Rainforest Fund, Donna Karan, designer and founder of the Urban Zen Foundation and Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, discussing the power of philanthropy on education, the environment, healthcare and more.
City of Hope's Chief Scientific Officer and Provost, Dr. Steven Rosen and Emmet Stephenson, entrepreneur and philanthropist, spoke on "Imminent Breakthroughs: Turning Dollars into Cures." Emmet Stephenson, with his wife Toni and daughter Tessa Stephenson Brand, earlier this year gave City of Hope $10 million to create the Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center which will be the cornerstone of City of Hope's new Hematologic Malignancies Institute. Toni Stephenson is currently in remission after treatment at City of Hope for T cell lymphoma, and the Stephensons said they're honored to have the lymphoma center named in her honor.
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