Donor Stories Archive
Support from One Pioneer to Another
Continually inspired by the promise and power of science and technology, Brit d'Arbeloff has always been a trailblazer.
Arguably one of David Frankel’s most prized skills is performing due diligence.
One Family’s Impact
Exceptional care is a very personal thing to the Lubin family.
Great People, Great Places
Susan and Aron Ain’s gift will support BIDMC’s caregivers and new inpatient building in a profound way.
The Art of Giving
With an eye to the future, the Li family supports BIDMC’s new inpatient building.
Dan Revers understands the power of investing in human ingenuity.
Fostering the Brightest Minds
Made possible by a generous gift, the Jeffrey S. Flier and Eleftheria Maratos-Flier Lectureships in Metabolic Disease will take place annually to bring together trainees, physicians, and world-renowned thought leaders.
As Chair of the Department of Neurology at BIDMC, Seward Rutkove, MD, has seen the vital impact of philanthropy—both during his first year as chair and throughout his nearly three-decade-long career serving the medical center.
A Path Forward
With the generous support of the Lunder Foundation, the groundbreaking Transition to Practice Nursing Residency Program is training and retaining a diverse and dedicated workforce—and providing a unique opportunity for a talented group of young nurses to launch their careers.
The new inpatient building is BIDMC’s highest philanthropic priority, and leading the way in supporting this effort are three couples with deep ties to the medical center: Midge and Tom DeSimone, Carol and Howard Anderson, and Lis Tarlow and Steve Kay—who have all generously increased their original commitments.
Note from Kevin
Focus on Diversity
Inspiring the Next Generation
Cancer-Free and Forever Grateful
A trip abroad ended in a harrowing health scare for Andover resident Suellen Robinson. It led to an unexpected cancer diagnosis and extended stay at BIDMC—followed by a generous gift.
After participating in a clinical trial at the BIDMC Cancer Center to successfully treat an aggressive form of lymphoma, Cambridge resident gives back to support cancer research.
Changing the Odds
Mary Tolan’s investment in an endowed chair to support the innovative work of Lev Perelman, PhD, aims to transform the standard of care and save lives far beyond the hospital’s walls.
Clinical Excellence, Pioneering Research
David Avigan, MD, sets the vision and strategic direction for cancer care, research, and education for the BIDMC Cancer Center and the BILH network. With his approach to cancer care and groundbreaking clinical trials, the future is bright for cancer care at BIDMC.
The Grand Opening Celebration of the Klarman Building at BIDMC
Devoted to Family and Giving Back
Over more than four decades, the late Ruth and Carl Shapiro were dear friends and generous supporters of the Beth Israel Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Their philanthropic legacy continues today with a gift of $5 million to support the new West Campus building.
A Vital Community Resource
For the past 50 years, Bowdoin Street Health Center has provided high-quality, culturally inclusive care to the residents of Dorchester and beyond. The center has continued to grow and evolve over the past half century to meet the ever-changing needs of the population it serves. Funded by generous donors, the new pharmacy exemplifies the importance of philanthropy to all future initiatives at BSHC.