Salk Women & Science
Salk Women & Science is an ongoing program that engages women in the community with leaders in biological science and technology. The program provides a dynamic and vibrant forum in which community and business leaders and Salk’s women of science have an opportunity to gather as friends, entrepreneurs and researchers to discuss the latest discoveries in science and technology while inspiring more women to embrace scientific research as a focus of personal and philanthropic interest.
The Salk Women & Science program is making great strides toward awareness of the need for more women and other underrepresented groups to fully participate in science innovation. By supporting this program you will encourage more young women to pursue science as a career, assist in mentoring those already in the field and support the work of scientists on the brink of major achievements. Our goal is to showcase the contributions of brilliant women scientists and encourage and empower more women to embrace scientific research as a focus of their personal interest and philanthropy. The funds raised from our Salk Women & Science Special Awards Initiative, provide special awards to female scientists conducting high-risk research projects. To date we have received gifts totaling $60,000, including five very generous lead gifts from Elizabeth Keadle, Carol and John Gallagher/Gallagher Charitable Fund, Lyn Nelson, Hoyle Cohen Women’s Practice and Lynne Rosenthal and Patti Silver/Leo S. Guthman Fund.
We are pleased to announce a NEW Women & Science Challenge! Lynne Rosenthal and Patti Silver/Leo S. Guthman Fund have just created a $25,000 challenge grant in memory of renowned English scientist Rosalind Franklin to fund the Salk Women & Science Special Awards Initiative. They will match every dollar, up to $25,000, donated to the Initiative.
Please consider becoming part of our mission by making a contribution to the Salk Women & Science Special Awards Initiative. Your contribution will help provide the resources our scientists need to accelerate the pace of discovery into clinical settings to benefit you and your loved ones.