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.


  • Gerstner Family Donates $10 million to Mayo Clinic for Five Research and Education Initiatives
    December 28, 2018

    The grant will support five initiatives across Mayo Clinic’s Arizona, Florida and Minnesota sites, and continues a long relationship with Mayo Clinic that includes the Gerstner Family Career Development Awards in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. The grant advances research in the use of augmented human intelligence in cardiovascular care, and advances care for arthritis and spine pain using regenerative medicine and data analytics. Also, the grant provides specialized education opportunities for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

  • Chaminade Opens Dolan Family Science, Technology, and Research Center
    December 28, 2018

    After nearly four years of waiting, Chaminade opened the doors to the Dolan Family Science, Technology, and Research Center. More than 2,500 alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and friends contributed to a $23 million fundraising campaign. Former IBM CEO Lou Gerstner '59 offered a $1 million challenge grant and an anonymous donor pledged an additional $450,000 match to the same amount raised beyond it.

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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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