ALS - Combining Donor Gifts to Help Find Cures | New York Community Trust
April 8, 2018   |   By The New York Community Trust
Combining Gifts to Help Find Cures
At the New York Genome Center, the team is pictured analyzing sequencing data from ALS patients.

ON GENOMES: Dr. Hemali Phatnani and her team at the New York Genome Center analyze sequencing data from ALS patients. This work is supported by The Trust.

Helping Search for a Cure for ALS

Raymond H. Fiero was a financier who led a nonprofit that helped people with incurable maladies. William H. Seward, Jr. was a banker who shared his family fortune with those less fortunate.

Both created permanent funds in The Trust to help find cures for disease.

We’ve combined their gifts to help the New York Genome Center search for a cure for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The nonprofit research institution is using our $125,000 for one of the world’s largest mapped ALS genome databases. Scientists from around the world share their research in exchange for access to this genetic treasure trove.

You, too, can help others. Set up a fund with us today. Create your philanthropic legacy.

Contact Jane Wilton at (212) 686-2563 or email

NIH Genome Illustration


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