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Journey of a Philanthropist, Part IV

Journey of a Philanthropist, Part IV In the spring of 2018, when philanthropist Ross Brown first entered the offices of the Science Philanthropy Alliance (Alliance) seeking advice on making impactful investments in science philanthropy, the outcome of his philanthropic journey was unpredictable and seemed very much in the future.  However, his quest to contribute the…

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The Science Philanthropy Alliance Congratulates Philanthropist Ross Brown on the Successful Conclusion of his Philanthropic Journey

New York, New York – The Science Philanthropy Alliance congratulates Philanthropist and Caltech Alumnus Ross Brown on his generous gift of $400 million to Caltech, carefully designed to advance discovery science by adopting the operation of the Ross Brown Investigators Program. Brown was CEO and founder of Cryogenic Industries, which provided process equipment and services to the…

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Journey of a Philanthropist, Part III

Sue Merrilees is a senior advisor at the Science Philanthropy Alliance. This is the third post in a series documenting Ross Brown's philanthropic journey. (Read Part I and Part II.) In a year full of changes and challenges for the discovery science community, one thing has not shifted: Ross Brown’s determination to advance his philanthropic…

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Brown Science Foundation Announces Inaugural Recipients of the Brown Investigator Award

The Brown Science Foundation today announced physicists David Hsieh of Caltech and William Irvine of the University of Chicago as recipients of the inaugural Brown Investigator Award. The award, which recognizes curiosity-driven basic research in chemistry and physics, supports the investigators’ research with $2 million over five years to their respective universities. Hsieh and Irvine…

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