Giving to Yale

Yale Tomorrow Campaign Committees Meet in New York City

More than eighty volunteers attended the fall meeting of the Yale Tomorrow Campaign Committees on December 8, 2009. Held at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City, the meeting featured presentations on topics from across the University and around the world.

Inge T. Reichenbach, vice president for development, began the afternoon with an overview of Campaign progress and an assessment of the challenges to be met in the final sixteen months. President Richard C. Levin ’74 Ph.D. provided an update on Yale’s internationalization efforts.

Three distinguished guests, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management, Yale World Fellow Unmesh Brahme, and Sharyar Aziz ’74, Managing Director of UBS Investment Bank, participated in a panel discussion on India moderated by President Levin. The panelists offered first-hand insights into the country’s emergence as a key player on the world stage and its importance in international society.

Committee members also heard from Thomas J. Lynch, Jr. ’82, ’86 M.D., director of the Yale Cancer Center and physician-in-chief of the new Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, who outlined his vision for a bold new cancer research and treatment paradigm focused on personalized medicine.

The program concluded with dinner and a keynote address on current issues in U.S. foreign policy by John Negroponte ’60, the Brady-Johnson Distinguished Senior Research Fellow in Grand Strategy and lecturer in international affairs at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.

(December 21, 2009)