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Annual Fund

With annual donations of $100 you become a member in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Association. Members receive selected Laboratory publications, invitations to CSHL events and benefits, monthly net-letters, and a 10% discount to the CSHL book store. Donors of $300 or more are eligible for guest passes to our cultural series concerts and lectures. Make your donation in memory of or in honor of a loved one and we will provide written acknowledgment of our gratitude to you and family members and friends.

Unlike many well-known research and educational institutions that rely heavily on government funding, CSHL does not offer tenure, focusing instead on launching the careers of exceptionally motivated young scientists. Your unrestricted donation to the annual fund helps jump-start early stage and risky research projects before they are eligible for government grants. This is an important reason for CSHL’s #1 rating among the world’s top 20 institutions in molecular biology and genetics (per Thomson Reuters) for cited research publications.

For additional information, please contact Karen Orzel, 516-367-6886,

President’s Council

President’s Council members donate at least $30,000 in funding to the Laboratory each year.  President’s Council members have traditionally supported CSHL Fellows, exceptionally talented young scientists who are recruited after receiving their Ph.D. or M.D. degrees to pursue a period of independent research before taking a faculty position.

Council members are invited annually to special events for CSHL’s major donors to encourage deeper understanding of the value of their investments in the Laboratory’s research and educational programs.

For additional information, please contact Diane Fagiola, 516-367-8471,

All donations are generously matched by an anonymous donor.

List of Donors

The Achelis and Bodman Foundations
Kavita and Lalit Bahl
The Bahnik Foundation
Maria Bainer Trust
Mary and David Boies
Pien and Hans Bosch
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Carson Family Charitable Trust
Cedar Hill Foundation
Centerbrook Architects and Planners, LLC
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Foundation
Donna and Eddie Chernoff – MARS
Ellen and Casey Cogut
Janet and Frank Della Fera
Laura and John Desmarais
The Dolan Family Foundation
Oliver S. and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust
Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation
Liete and Mark Eichorn
Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation
Charitable Lead Annuity Trust under the will of Louis Feil
Claire Friedlander Family Foundation
Joyce and Bob Gay
Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation
Francis Goelet Charitable Trust
Lola Goldring
Rita and Ron Gottlieb
Guru Krupa Foundation
Kate Medina Guthart and Leo A. Guthart
Jo-Ellen and Ira Hazan
Elizabeth McCaul and Frank Ingrassia
Jenny and Jeff Kelter
F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.
Ginny and David Knott
Vesna and Tomislav Kundic
Laurie J. Landeau V.M.D.
Rita and Art Levinson
Mrs. George N. Lindsay*
Terry and Bob Lindsay
Ivana and Robert Lourie
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research
Marcia Kramer Mayer
The Meier and Linnartz Family Foundation
Gillian and Eduardo Mestre
The Ambrose Monell Foundation
Eleanor and Howard Morgan
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management 
Monique and Doug Morris
New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Community Trust
Jamie Nicholls and Fran Biondi
Kristin Olson Smith and Dustin Smith
William C. and Joyce C. O’Neil Charitable Trust
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
Michelle Paternoster Foundation
Amy and John Phelan
Linda Johnson and Bruce Ratner
Rauch Foundation
Christina Renna Foundation
Charles and Marie Robertson Foundation
The Mary Ruchalski Foundation
Jordan and Tom Saunders
Alison Holtzschue and Doug Schloss
Eleanor Schwartz Charitable Foundation
Edith and Alan Seligson
Christine Anderson and Jake Siewert
Marilyn and Jim Simons
The Simons Foundation
Laura and Harry Slatkin
Hope and Ted Smith
Pearl Staller
Cathy and Jim Stone
Swartz Charitable Foundation
Danielle and Paul Taubman
Diana Taylor
David Stark – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Friends of TJ Foundation
Olga and George Tsunis
The Wasily Family Foundation
Deedee and Mike Wigler
Dr. George Yancopoulos – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
The Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation

* deceased