Jeffrey Epstein Philanthropy
Supporting innovation in science, education and international peace accords.
Jeffrey Epstein Philanthropy is a part of the The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation. The foundation was established in 2000 to support cutting edge science and science education around the world. Since then, the foundation has expanded to other fields and is an active supporter of innovative programs in education, youth initiatives, international peace accords and medical research. The foundation is based in New York City, New York, and in St. Thomas in the the US Virgin Islands.
In 2003, the Foundation established the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University with a $35 million gift. The Program is one of the first of its kind to study the evolution of micro biology with the use of mathematics. It also became one of the first departments to develop a mathematical model of how cancer cells evolve as well as infectious bacteria and viruses such as HIV. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Program’s models have led to key discoveries towards combatting diseases of all kinds and have encouraged researchers around the world to do the same. More recently, pivotal work has been done in combatting colon cancer resistance to inhibitor drugs, mapping the progression of pancreatic cancer, targeting the minority mutations that drive tumor growth, creating a database to predict resistance to the HIV virus and many other areas.
Jeffrey Epstein is a financier and science philanthropist. He currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Trust Company. Mr. Epstein started his career at Bear Stearns with an educational background in physics and mathematics.
Mr. Epstein is a Trustee of Institute Of International Education Inc. since October 2001. He is a former member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the New York Academy of Science and a former Rockefeller University Board Member. Mr. Epstein is also actively involved in the Santa Fe Institute, the Theoretical Biology Initiative at the Institute for Advanced Study, the Quantum Gravity Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and also sits on the Mind, Brain & Behavior Advisory Committee at Harvard.
Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation
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Phone: (917) 573-7604 Website: www.jeffreyepstein.org