ASU Women and Philanthropy Grant Luncheon

Each of three programs receive approximately $100,000

On May 7, 125 members and guests attended the ASU Women and Philanthropy annual Grant Presentation Luncheon at Camelback Golf Club. Three ASU programs were chosen by the Women and Philanthropy members to be awarded approximately $100,000 each. Over the past 16 years, Women and Philanthropy has awarded a total of $4 million to 89 ASU programs.

This year’s recipients were:

  • MaryLaura Lind and Dr. Erica Forzani for “Improving quality of life and preventing brain damage in newborns, children and adults.” The funding will be used to create a personal glucometer-like analyzer to advance life quality of patients with urea cycle disorders and severe liver problems by limiting brain damage and infant death.
  • Yung Chang for “Novel nanostructures for anti-cancer immunotherapy.” The funding will be used to support a graduate and an undergraduate student pursuing highly interdisciplinary research projects that could lead to the development of new anti-cancer immunotherapeutics.
  • Claire Honeycutt for “SmartOrthotics to prevent falls.” The funding will be used to support a student, a lab technician, subject time and travel compensation, and materials and supplies to run the experiments.

PHOTOS COURTESY ASU WOMEN AND PHILANTHROPY

Investment Committee co-chairs Nanette Ford and Pricilla Kadi

Jane Jozoff

ASU Foundation team: Shawn Greene, Amanda Alibrandi, Cindy Mero, Vanessa Barrera and Alexis Trujillo

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