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Throughout the year, we received encouragement and much-needed funding from both long-time and new friends.”

Dr. Bruce Stillman, President and CEO

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Please join Marilyn H. Simons, Ph.D., chairman of the CSHL Board of Trustees, on a tour of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Honor roll of donors

Lifetime contributions of $5 million+

Estate of Donald Everett Axinn
Dr. and Mrs. Lalit R. Bahl
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Jamie Nicholls and Fran Biondi
Mr. and Mrs. David Boies – Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Dana Foundation
Mr.* and Mrs. Norris W. Darrell
Estate of Kathryn Wasserman Davis
DeMatteis Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Dolan – Dolan Family Foundation
The William Stamps Farish Fund
Charitable Lead Annuity Trust under the will of Louis Feil
Jacob Goldfield
Kate Medina Guthart and Leo A. Guthart
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
W.M. Keck Foundation
David H. Koch*
Laurie Landeau Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Lindsay and Family
Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lourie
The Lustgarten Foundation
Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust
Nancy Abeles Marks
The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation
Mercer Family Foundation
Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation
New York State Empire State Development Corporation
Pershing Square Foundation
Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky
The Quick Family
Charles and Marie Robertson Family
Drs. Marilyn and James Simons
The Simons Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
St. Giles Foundation
The Stanley Medical Research Institute
The Starr Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. James M. Stone
The Swartz Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Taubman
The Thompson Family Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. James D. Watson
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wendt III
Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation

* Deceased

Lifetime of $1 million+ or $100,000+

The Achelis and Bodman Foundation
Ainslie Foundation
Paul G. Allen Foundation
Rita Allen Foundation
Fundación Gonzalo Río Arronte
The Bahnik Foundation
Estate of Maria Bainer
BioBay of Suzhou Venture Capital Group
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
The Joe W. & Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Carson Family Charitable Trust
The Mary K. Chapman Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Chernoff – MARS
Mr. and Mrs. Roderick H. Cushman
Davenport Family Foundation
Michel David-Weill
Oliver S. and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust
Edward P. Evans Foundation
The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust
Coleman Fung Foundation
Robert A. Gay
Miriam and Alan E. Goldberg Foundation
Lola Goldring
The Florence Gould Foundation
The Oliver Grace Family
Michael J. Griffin
The Harrison Foundation and The Mary Anderson Harrison Foundation
Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Janet Strauss and Jeff Hawkins
Jo-Ellen and Ira Hazan
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Heartfelt Wings Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. Kelter
F.M. Kirby Foundation
Walter B. Kissinger
Knott Family Foundation
Betsy and Bryan H. Lawrence
The Lehrman Institute
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Lessing
Jerome Levy Foundation
Mary D. Lindsay*
Louis Morin Charitable Trust
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research
Dr. Marcia Kramer Mayer
Gillian and Eduardo Mestre
William R. Miller*
Dr. and Mrs. Howard L. Morgan
New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Community Trust
William C. and Joyce C. O’Neil Charitable Trust
Mukund Padmanabhan – Guru Krupa Foundation
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
Pfizer Foundation
Amy and John Phelan
Bruce Ratner – Center for Early Detection of Cancer, Inc.
The Rauch Foundation
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Charles and Marie Robertson Foundation
Robertson Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Saunders III
Alison Holtzschue and Douglas Schloss
Eleanor Schwartz Charitable Foundation
Edith and Alan Seligson
The Seraph Foundation
Pearl F. Staller
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Stebbins
Waclaw Szybalski, D. Sc.*
TD Bank
Dr. and Mrs. Stuart T. Weisbrod
Whitehall Foundation

* Deceased


Mr. and Mrs. Hans E.R. Bosch
Cedar Hill Foundation
Centerbrook Architects and Planners, LLC
Ellen and Casey Cogut
Frank and Janet Della Fera Family Foundation
Drs. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and Stephen Della Pietra
Laura and John Desmarais
Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation
Liete and Mark Eichorn
Ike, Molly and Steven Elias Foundation
Douglas and Christine Fox
Friends of TJ Foundation
Joni Gladowsky Breast Cancer Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Philip Goelet – Francis Goelet Charitable Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Gottlieb
The Marc Haas Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Hamer
Elizabeth McCaul and Francis Ingrassia
Annette Kade Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Errol S. Kitt – GEI Consulting Engineers and Scientists
Peter J. Klein – Claire Friedlander Family Foundation
Vesna and Tomislav Kundic
Rita and Arthur Levinson
Breast Cancer Awareness Day in memory of Elizabeth McFarland
The Meier and Linnartz Family Foundation
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Nina Monell Morton – The Ambrose Monell Foundation
Michelle Paternoster Foundation
Christina Renna Foundation
The Mary Ruchalski Foundation
Christine Anderson and Jake Siewert
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Slatkin
Kristin and Dustin Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Smith III – The Geier Foundation
David Stark – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Swim Across America Nassau-Suffolk
Diana Taylor
Three Strohm Sisters Family Foundation
The Wasily Family Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Wigler


Paul and Mary Auersperg
Mr. and Mrs. W. Dillaway Ayres, Jr.
Russell Berman
Laura Louise Breyer
Broad Hollow Bioscience Park, Inc.
Lisa and Tim Broadbent
The Caldwell Stair Charitable Fund
Barbara and Christopher Callaghan
CardWorks Servicing, LLC
Eric and Keri Carlstrom
Rita & Frank Castagna Family Foundation
Michele and Jim Celestino
Dr. Bayard D. Clarkson
Frederic R. Coudert Foundation
Maria and Geoff de Lesseps – Alpha Omega Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Del Vecchio Family Foundation
Barbara J. Amonson and Vincent J. Della Pietra
David Einbinder
Joel M. Fairman*
Len and Carolyn Gero
The Go Go Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Austen T. Gray, Jr.
Michael J. Graziano
Irving Hansen Foundation
Susan T. Harris
The Hastings Foundation, Inc.
Jim and Robin Herrnstein
Yaoqing and Shouying Huang Family Foundation
Richard Humann – H2M architects + engineers
Drs. Nancy and Ron Israeli
Carissa and James Jordan
Ashley and Gabriel Jostrom
Dr. and Mrs. Joel J. Kassimir
Terri and Peter Keogh
Aasem G. Khalil
Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein
Gordon Lamb – Jefferson Family Charitable Foundation
Amanda and Tom Lister
Madelyn and Carl Lombardi
Long Island Cruizin’ for a Cure
Bridget and John Macaskill
Paula and Michael Maturo – RXR Co Property Management LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Moore
Monique and Doug Morris
Northwell Health
University of Notre Dame
Gerry Ohrstrom
Susanne Olin – Olin Family Foundation
Wendy O’Neill
Robert and Lauryl Palatnick
David P. Pearson
Patricia J. Petersen – Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
William Townsend Porter Foundation
Mrs. Richardson Pratt, Jr. and Family – The Spionkop Charitable Trust
The Thomas and Marina Purcell Family Foundation
Erin Rechler – The Morton and Beverley Rechler Family Foundation
John R. Reese
William J. Riley Memorial Fund
Pamela & Richard Rubinstein Foundation
The Sass Foundation for Medical Research
Alicia Zarou Scanlon and Richard T. Scanlon
John Sobolewski
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Stillman
The Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation
Summer’s Way Foundation
Sunshine Foundation
Anne Drackett Thomas
Dori and Peter Tilles
Joan P. Tilney
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Travaglianti
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Vermylen, Jr.
Ann Eden Woodward Foundation
The Bradley Zankel Foundation

* Deceased


David N. Altman – Brown & Altman
Nancy Ambrosio
Austin’s Purpose
Kathy and Gene Bernstein
Ed Blaskey – Sterling National Bank
Dr. Steven Brenner
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Calabrese, Jr.
Lawrence and Teresa Cantwell
Richard and Mary Catalano
George Chacon – Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Rita M. Cleary
Ann Conway – Dau Family Foundation
Dr. Marian Conway – New York Community Bank Foundation
Denise R. Coyle
Denis D. Cullen
Nelson DeMille
Lauren Emr
Michael L. Focazio – Carissa Maringo Fund
Jim Ford – Eppendorf
Anneke and Howard Gaber
Tom Giarraputo – Executive Cleaning Services
Gilder Foundation
Thomas S.T. Gimbel – Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation
Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S.
Kevin Griffin
Randall and Mary Hack Foundation
Robin T. Hadley
Mary Jane Helenek
Joan M. Hutchins
Alan Jakimo
Michael Keenan – Wells Fargo Bank
Drs. Amy and Roger Koreen
Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer
Robert L. Marcus
Masthead Cove Yacht Club
Stephen F. Melore – Farrell Fritz, P.C.
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Nattis
Norwood Foundation
Lisa and Frank Odeh
Hugh and Arianne O’Kane
Eileen and Jonathan Otto
Nicole and Charlie Prizzi
Cheryl and John Pufahl
Riefler Family Fund
Dr. Steven Ross – Nikon
Peter Craig Russell
Lari and Frank Russo
Joan Smith and Jason Sheltzer
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Solomon
Debra Parmet Sondock
Mary and Vincent Striano – Striano Electric Co., Inc.
Deborah Messina Tsotsos, DO
John B. Vermylen
Craig A. Weiss – T. Weiss Realty Corp.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Winick
Wolfensohn Family Foundation


Ambrosio & Bellotti Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Todd Andrews
Debra and Scott Arenare
Dorothy T. Baldwin
Baranay Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Baron
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic P. Bencivenga
Elizabeth Bertani
Sabrina Boettcher
Elizabeth B. Borden – The Katharine Bradford Foundation
Michael Botchan, Ph.D.
Linda Riefler and Christopher Boyatt
Dr. William Braden – Porter Braden Fund at the Rhide Island Foundation
Brandon Sales Corp.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Breitenbach
Robert Brooks
Matthew and Kerri Beth Bruderman
Sergey G. Butkevich
W. Russell G. Byers, Jr. – R.K. Mellon Family Foundation
Carol and Stephen Canter
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Carmany III
Bernadette Castro
John Catalano
The Elizabeth and Frank Chau Family Foundation
Ann Thompson and Jim Childress
Mr. and Mrs. John K. Colgate, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Connors
The Corita Charitable Trust
Cosel-Pieper Family Foundation
Dr. Angela N. Creager
Dr. and Mrs. James Darnell, Jr.
Tracy Dellomo
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dolce
James Dorment
Jane Duggan
Kathleen P. Eden
Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Engel
Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Fearon
Putney Cloos and Brian Fox
E. Maxwell Geddes, Jr.
Joseph L. Goldstein
Gondelman Foundation
Paula and Pierre Gonthier Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Grace
Mike and Penny Greenberg
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Gsell
Frank and Lynn Gundersen
Margy Hargraves
Dr. Winship Herr
William A. Herzog
Theodora W. Hooton
Mr. and Mrs. A. Joseph Iannucci
Drs. Clary Evans and Tobias Janowitz
Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor
Kathleen and Victor Klein
The Kleinknecht Family Foundation
Shahnaz Batmanghelidj and Radford W. Klotz
Laureen and Ragnar Knutsen
Michael E. Koester
Carol and James Large
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leeds
The Litwin Foundation
Jane and Philip Mallinson
Vilma Keri and Edward E. Matthews
Walter Mondschein
Theresa M. Mullarkey
Stephen V. and Vicki S. Murphy
James Norman – New York Central Mutual
Patricia and Hugh O’Kane, Jr.
Arthur Page
Rhoda Parmet
Mr. and Mrs.* Nicholas B. Paumgarten
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pilkington
Carole Pittelman
Whitney Posillico
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Pulling
Robert Regan
Dr. and Mrs. Richard J. Roberts
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Roche
Linda K. Rodgers
Seth Rosen
Dr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Rubin
Robin and Enrique Senior
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas S. Soref
David and Mona Spector
Jane and James Spingarn
Mary Stolfa Cancer Foundation
Michele Miroff and Carl Studer
Nancy B. Taylor
Professor Emeritus Jeremy Thorner
Pamela M. Thye
The Louise Giffuni Tiernan Foundation
Patricia W. Timpson
John Topolovec – TD Bank
John Treiber
Trinity College
Stanley and Susie Trotman
Sarah Vermylen Trust
Leslie S. Farhangi and John P. Tuke
Universe Kogaku (America), Inc.
Thomas Vladeck
Richard John Walk
Douglas A. Warner III
Gerald I. White
Heather and Fifield Whitman
R. Sanders Williams

* Deceased

In-kind gifts

Eddie Chernoff
Rosemary Connors
Estee Lauder
Frassanito Jewelers
Dagnia Zeidlickis and Walter Goldschmidts
Kathy Kammer
Peggy King – Windham House
Sarah Kitt
Kimberly Gorman Muto
Karen Orzel
Stephanie Orzel
Corine Perrotta
Tim Ruocco
Laura Slatkin
Leslie Farhangi and John Tuke
Dr. Marjorie Van de Stouwe

In honor of

Dr. Dinu “Florin” Albeanu
Fred H. Baron
Edward A. Chernoff
Kristina P. Davison
Diane Fagiola
Joel Girsky
Liam Girsky
Mary Goldberg
Lola Goldring
Jessica and Thomas Heckel
Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor
Terri Keogh
Robert Lindsay
Kristine Lucatorto
Marcia Kramer Mayer
David A. Micklos
Shaiki Newman
Kristin Olson Smith
Kate O’Phelan
Cara Sterling
Jeffrey Stern
Dr. Bruce W. Stillman
Dr. Dave Tuveson
Drs. Camila dos Santos and Christopher Vakoc
Sallie and Alex van Rensselaer

In memory of

Rick Ambrosio
Sandy Aranoff
Beverly Artz
Inge C. Boettcher
Patricia Boudreau
Ellen Brenner
Seymour Brodman
Carol A. Buonaiuto
Robert Cafferkey
Sam Calamia
Richard Lane Calendar
Christy Carlson
John P. Cleary
Mary DeForest
Rose Marie Dunn
Tina Duque
Rosalie Ehrlich
Diane Emdin Sachs
Joel M. Fairman
Richard D. Field
Allen Fisher
Peter Garofalo
Nancy Slaughter Gay
Dr. Christopher G. Goff
Alan Goldstein
Lorraine and Oliver Grace
Teresa Haire
George Hemstead
Kenneth Hengen
Gregory Hoffman
Barbara Hoover
Amanda Diaz Huber
Leonora Kaufman
Margaret Keenan
Gail Kissinger
Amar J.S. Klar
Peter Kuchlik
Linda Kurtzberg
Ken Landi
Joseph J. Leto
John Lewin
Mary D. Lindsay
Peter Lioio
Andrea Ludgin
Cliff Mack
Al Magid
Dennis Maldonado
Carissa Maringo
Marie Matthews
Elizabeth McFarland
John J. McGowan
Mary Ellen Merting
Frank Morelli
Robert H. Olney
Albert Palatnick
Maria Furtado Pearce
Gail Poinelli
Preston Pumphrey
H. Stuart Rapp
Patricia Ann Renke
Robert Richter
Elizabeth Roberts
Burton Roslyn
Mary Ruchalski
Sylvia Schwartz
Andrew Seligson
Nathan Shane
Robert Shane
David Smith
Pearl Spielman
Andrew Stern
Jason Stewart
Barbara Jean Stuard Rubins
Craig Sullivan
Robert W. Tilney
Robert Van Gurp
Rajani L. Velivela
Evelyn and John Walkowski
Kaiser Wilhelm
Dr. Norton D. Zinder
Dr. Mark Zoller

Create a legacy that will improve people’s lives through discovery

As a long-time neighbor of the Laboratory, I was aware of its reputation for excellent science.”

Bob Gay

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Helix Society honors the generous friends who inform us of their commitment to our research and science education programs by naming us in their wills or through other kinds of planned gifts. Members are invited to special events and recognized in CSHL publications.

Bob Gay
Bob Gay

“As a long-time neighbor of the Laboratory, I was aware of its reputation for excellent science. Then, I joined the Cold Spring Harbor Lab Association board and learned much more about the impact of its discoveries.”

“Several years later, my wife Nancy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and we were devastated to learn there was no cure. When Nancy died in 2007, I endowed a research fellowship at Cold Spring Harbor in her name. Today, CSHL’s pancreatic cancer research is recognized as among the best in the world. Significantly, it involves treatment developments that are being tested in early and mid-stage clinical trials. I believe my estate gift will further advance this progress and help spare future families of the heartbreak of losing the most important people in their lives.”

– Bob Gay

Elise Best
Mrs. Willliam M. Blair, Jr.
John Broven
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Calabrese, Jr.
Vicki Gruber Callahan
Edward A. Chernoff
Dr. Bayard D. Clarkson
Mr. and Mrs. Roderick H. Cushman
Mrs. Norris W. Darrell, Jr.
Mrs. Donald L. Deming
Jane Duggan
Jan Eisenman
Michael L. Focazio
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas B. Fox
John H. Friedman
Jean G. Gardiner
Drs. Joan E. Brooks and James I. Garrels
Robert A. Gay
Eleanor J. Greenan
Michael J. Griffin
Michael Gurtowski
Robin Hadley
Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Hamer
Margaret M. Hargraves
Mr. and Mrs. Herman M. Heinemann
Mrs. Valdemar F. Jacobsen
Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Klein
Dr. Daniel F. Klessig
Laurie J. Landeau, V.M.D.
Mrs. Leslie S. Learned
Mrs. Henry Lewis III
Lisa M. Manche
Dr. Marcia Kramer Mayer
Mrs. and Mrs. Keith M. Moffat
Susan Morgan
Richard S. Overton
Ann B. Parkinson
John S. Popeleski
Whitney F. Posillico
Gregory Prelich
Nicole and Charlie Prizzi
John R. Reese
Roger H. Samet
Edith and Alan Seligson
Jeffrey Shellan, Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Sicherman, O.D.
Suzanne Slocum
Alexandra W. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Spingarn
Pearl F. Staller
Cynthia R. Stebbins
Lee Steinberg
Michele M. Miroff and Carl J. Studer
Dr. Robert Tjian
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wendt III

Community support

CSHL Association

screen capture of the 2021 CSHL Association meeting
2020 CSHL Association Directors

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Association Directors are instrumental in raising funds to support CSHL. Directors generously host outreach events and introduce friends and colleagues to CSHL to raise awareness of CSHL’s cutting-edge research and education programs.


Kristin Olson Smith, President
James A. Woods, Treasurer
Virginia Knott, Secretary


Elizabeth Ainslie
Mary Auersperg
Hans E.R. Bosch
Lisa Broadbent
Barbara W. Callaghan
Eric Carlstrom
Edward A. Chernoff
Frank DellaFera
Nelson DeMille
David Einbinder
David Goldring
Ronald A. Gottlieb
Mark Hamer
Nancy Lippman Israeli, M.D.
Carissa Jordan
Ashley Jostrom
Joel Kassimir, M.D.
Terri Keogh
Nick Leopard
Peter J. Klein
Madelyn Lombardi
Michael Maturo
Marcia Kramer Mayer
Michèle Bahnik Mercier
Nina Monell Morton
Eileen Otto
Patricia Petersen
Whitney F. Posillico
Alicia Zarou Scanlon
Hope Geier Smith
Debbie Parmet Sondock
Heather Spehr
David M. Stark
Mary Striano

Honorary Directors

Anne R. Meier
Cathy Cyphers Soref
Pearl F. Staller
Cynthia R. Stebbins

Corporate Advisory Board

photo of members from a 2019 Corporate Advisory Board meeting
2020 Corporate Advisory Board

The Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) is composed of local business leaders with a primary goal of raising funds through our annual golf tournament and raising awareness for the Laboratory throughout the business community.


Edward A. Chernoff, Chairman


Michael Aboff
David Altman
Paul Amoruso
Todd Andrews
Rocco S. Barrese
Edward Blaskey
Thomas J. Calabrese
Christopher Callaghan
John D. Catalano
Richard A. Catalano
Jonathan Connors
Marian Conway, Ph.D.
Denis Cullen
Philip D’Avanzo
Gregory DeRosa
Jim Ford
Brian Fox
Amit Gandhi
Tom Giarraputo
Lawrence Goodman
Thomas Gsell
Mary Jane Helenek
Richard W. Humann
Robert Isaksen
Alan L. Jakimo
Patricia Janco-Tupper
John C. Kean III
Michael Keenan
Norman Kelker, Ph.D.
Errol Kitt
Amy Koreen, M.D.
Laurie J. Landeau, V.M.D.
Brian D. Lee
David Lessing
Kyle Markland
Jeffrey L. Martin, M.D.
Mark McAteer
Victoria Sagona Meagher
Stephen F. Melore
Richard Nattis, M.D.
Robert Palatnick
John G. Passarelli, M.D.
David Peikon
Nicole Prizzi
Joseph Roberto
Keith Rooney
Stephen Ross, Ph.D.
Don Saladino
Raju Sarwal, M.D.
Lonnie Shoff
Edward Strohm
John Topolovec
Craig A. Weiss

Double Helix Medals Dinner

Science is hope. Most people see science as the key to dealing with coronavirus and helping us put this chapter behind us. I am very proud to be associated with an institution that is making such a difference in the world.”

Dr. Marilyn Simons, CSHL Chairman

Former baseball pro-athlete Reggie Jackson, a.k.a Mr. October, addresses the virtual participants at the 2020 Double Helix Medals event. Jackson will be awarded a Double Helix Medal in 2021 for his work supporting schools that provide STEM education to underserved students through the Mr. October Foundation.