The Wistar Gala
The Wistar Gala
Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 6:30pm
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
One Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA
Presented at the Wistar Gala, the Wistar Award is a biennial award given to an individual who reflects the qualities of compassion, integrity, generosity, commitment, and vision that the Institute’s founding members demonstrated.
This year's gala honored Adele K. Schaeffer.
A lifelong champion and advocate for biomedical research, Adele Schaeffer has been an active Trustee of The Wistar Institute board for more than 20 years. She served as Chair of the first Wistar Gala in 1994 and has continued in this role for each Wistar Gala since. She also serves as Chair of the development committee and is a member of the capital campaign steering committee. Through all her efforts on behalf of Wistar, she has helped raise over $1 million for our life-saving research.
In addition to her commitment to Wistar, she is also a Trustee of the Moore College of Art and Design, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a Trustee Emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, serves on the Orchestra’s Academy of Music committee, and is past President and current board member of the National Liberty Museum.
This year’s Wistar Gala raised $153,000 and will benefit the Building Wistar, Changing the World campaign. This is a five-year, $35 million initiative which will support the construction of a seven-story, state-of-the-art research tower, build scientific capacity through the addition of at least 10 new laboratories, and ensure the future financial stability of the Institute.
For more information about The Wistar Gala, please call Elyse Hoffmann at 215.898.3955.
Wistar Gala Committee
Penny Fox, Chair
D. Walter Cohen