I went to a dinner last night celebrating the humanitarian efforts of Daniel G. Bergstein, a longtime activist and supporter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The foundation’s mission is to fund the science and research required to find a cure for retinal diseases. In his speech, Gordon Gund noted that when he began (with) the FFB there was more money than there was research projects to fund in retinal degenerative diseases. Today, only 20% of all available research projects are funded.
This amazing event was held in NYC at Cipriani on 42nd street in what used to be the flagship branch of the Bowery Savings Bank. In its heyday that branch held hundreds of millions of dollars in deposits, but I’ll bet never before has that building seen more important money change hands as did last night.
Kudos to Dan Bergstein, Gordon Gund, Jordan Bergstein and Jim McNiel — beacons for all of us.
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