The Gerstner Family Foundation supports basic and translational biomedical research, access to an excellent education for young people in grades K-12, and organizations that assist people who have suffered temporary setbacks and need a “helping hand” to restore their equilibrium.

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  • Tech Billionaire Pledges $36 Million To Start Harvey Relief Charity
    September 5, 2017

    Michael Dell, founder and CEO of computer giant Dell Inc., said he and his wife Susan would donate $36 million from their foundation to help Texas recover from Harvey’s catastrophic flooding. The donation―the largest single contribution to a Harvey relief organization yet―will found the Rebuild Texas Fund. Dell said the new organization would work with Texas-based OneStar Foundation to raise $100 million. The fund has secured partnerships with big corporate and charity names, including Walmart, Gerstner Family Foundation and Verizon.

    Read more at huffingtonpost.com
  • The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students
    August 30, 2017

    You might think the typical college student lives in a state of bliss, spending each day moving among classes, parties and extracurricular activities. But the reality is that an increasingly small population of undergraduates enjoys that kind of life. Of the country’s nearly 18 million undergraduates, more than 40 percent go to community college, and of those, only 62 percent can afford to go to college full-time.

    Read more at nytimes.com
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The Gerstner Family Foundation was founded in 1989 by Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. and his family. The foundation is an expression of Mr. Gerstner’s strong personal commitment to give back to society, which he considers as important a part of his legacy as his exceptional career in business. Most of the foundation’s giving is in New York City, Boston and Palm Beach and their surrounding communities.

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