Superstar entertainer Fergie took center stage last week at a private benefit concert at Old Westbury Gardens that raised more than $3 million to support research initiatives at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
“As Northwell continues to grow, philanthropy is even more important to fulfilling our mission of improving the health and the lives of the people in our communities who rely on us,” said Brian T. Lally, senior vice president and chief development officer, Northwell Health.
Led by its collaborative research enterprise, Northwell Health is reimagining how to treat illness, cure disease and keep people well through innovation. For over 20 years, Feinstein Institute researchers have made important discoveries in oncology, autoimmunity, neuroscience and genetics that translate into clinical advances.
In just 13 years, the Feinstein Concert has collectively raised more than $20 million for research and has played an integral role in the Feinstein Institute’s discovery of a new and innovative field known as bioelectronic medicine.
“The tremendous support from our donors and everyone in our community aids in attracting leading researchers who share our mission of producing knowledge to cure disease,” said Kevin Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institute.
Chris Wragge, co-anchor at New York’s WCBS-TV, served as the event’s emcee. Upscale décor and catering was provided by Lawrence Scott Events.
For more information about current research at the Feinstein Institute, visit feinsteininstitute.org.