Giving Opportunities



Need for Support

Philanthropy is vital to the Stem Cell Initiative at Columbia University Medical Center. Gifts and grants from individuals and foundations, including Project A.L.S., Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Spitzer, and the New York Stem Cell Foundation, helped create the Stem Cell Initiative at Columbia University Medical Center and continue to fuel its growth, and the list continues to grow! We have received considerable support from the Empire State Stem Cell Board too for the initiative and our research scientists. It is the combination of public and private philanthropy that has allowed Columbia to become a world leader in stem cell research. Columbia University is leveraging this generous support by its collaborations with leading institutions around the world, its focus on stem cell breakthroughs and relentless pursuit of discoveries that can be swiftly translate to patients and will positively impact the world..

There are many ways for you to invest in the Stem Cell Initiative. Naming opportunities are available for significant gifts. Your gifts will be used to support the following priorities:

  • Recruiting and retaining internationally known stem cell biologists and promoting stem cell research by Columbia’s world-class researchers.
  • Scholarship/stipends for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for research on stem cell.
  • Funding of state- of- the art laboratory/facilities and /or instruments to be used by stem cell researchers at Columbia University.
  • Scientific meetings/retreats for Stem Cell researchers to promote sharing and prompt dissemination of their results.
  • Endowments for senior and junior professorships for Columbia’s stem cell physicians and scientists.


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For giving and naming opportunities, please contact:


Natasha Requeña, MBA

Executive Director of Development
Columbia University Medical Center
100 Haven Avenue, Suite 29D
New York, NY 10032


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