Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad Give $5 Million to Honor Caltech President Emeritus David Baltimore

Published : Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 12:57 PM

Eli and Edythe Broad Credit: Nancy Pastor

Eli and Edythe Broad Credit: Nancy Pastor

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Caltech trustee Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, have pledged $5 million through The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to endow a professorial chair at Caltech. The chair will be named in honor of David Baltimore, Nobel laureate, Caltech President Emeritus, and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology.

Eli Broad, a member of Caltech’s Board of Trustees since 1993, has been called a “patron of Los Angeles.” For decades, he has been one of the city’s foremost civic and philanthropic leaders. Advocating causes ranging from public education to the arts, from life sciences research to a revitalized city center, Broad has been a galvanizing force for our communities.

With this latest gift to Caltech, Eli and Edythe Broad are recognizing the legacy of a scientist who has contributed widely to the understanding of cancer, AIDS, and the molecular basis of the immune response.

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