Our Society of Friends

Our work would not be possible without your support

For two decades, Women's Health Research at Yale has led national efforts to translate new scientific knowledge into medical and personal practice to benefit public health. We must continue to evolve and advance. 

But we can’t do it alone. We are grateful to have such generous and loyal supporters who share our goals. 

WHRY is pleased to acknowledge gifts in support of the endowment fund and annual operating fund. We hope you will consider joining our Society of Friends to ensure that this center continues to drive great science forward. And to help and improve the lives of everyone.

The 2017 – 2018 Society of Friends

Elisa Spungen Bildner & Robert L. Bildner^*

Roslyn Milstein Meyer & Jerome Meyer Foundation^*

Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil* 

The Rice Family Foundation^* 

Carol F. Ross^* 

The Seedlings Foundation^* 

The Werth Family Foundation*

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven^* 

The Eppley Foundation for Research 

Katharine Kenny*


Laurie and David Benjamin^* 

Mildred L. Cannon Trust* 

Grace J. Fippinger Foundation*


Virginia Brody *

Dr. Shelley Fishkin and Dr. James Fishkin 

Mary W. Harriman Foundation* 

Carolee Lee 

Ruby Melton and Gail McAvay 

Anna Vranos 

Dinny Seton Wakerley*

Laura T. Grondin 

Susan and Jon Katz* 

Ruth L. Lansner* 

Nina Locker 

Bobbi Mark* 

Sharon and Daniel Milikowsky 

Stephanie C. Naratil* 

Barbara M. Riley 

Stacey and Jonathan Sacks^* 

Patricia Doukas Zandy*

Emily Aber and Robert Wechsler *

Rick and Nancy Antle

Dr. Walter & Mrs. Diane Ariker *

Skippy Banker

Peggy Mann Berenblum *

Cynthia Blumenthal and Honorable Richard Blumenthal

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Bright *

Lise Chapman

Alice Welt Cunningham *

The Ethel & Abe Lapides Foundation, Incorporated *

Kim A. Healey *

Sharon and Doug Karp *

Pauline and Thomas Ketchum *

Barbara Kinder, M.D.

Gretchen H. Kingsley *

Anne and William J. Kneisel

Jacqueline Koral

Susanna Krentz

Seunghee Lee Kang

Linda Koch Lorimer *

Mazur Family Foundation *

Christine and Kevin McCann

Ellen Gibson McGinnis *

Meghan McMahon and David Swensen

Ruth Mitchell and Byron Walker

Marta Elisa Moret and Peter Salovey

Marie Morgan *

Valerie C. Naratil *

David Peters

Eve Hart Rice, M.D. *

Robin M. Sauerteig

Tracy and Timothy Stuart

Diane Young Turner *

Cindy Underwood

Elisse Walter *

Katharine B. Arnstein *

Joanne Bailey *

Mary Jane Burt *

Helen Y. Chang

Laura Weir Clarke

Cynthia Conrad *

Anne McBride Curtis *

Susan Donner, M.D. *

Eileen and Andrew Eder

Jody Ellant

Anne-Marie Foltz *

Kitty Northrop Friedman and Peter Friedman *

Shelley and Gordon Geballe *

Bradford S. Gentry

Dr. Richard and Patricia Gibbs *

Jackie and John Guerriero

Ellen Schwartz Harris

Amy and David Jaffe

Nancy N. Kops *

Mel McCombie and Harris Friedberg

Cynthia A. McCraven

Carol and George Milne

Liz and Gus Oliver

Diane and Arnold Polinger *

Lynne Jacobson Schpero and Mark Schpero *

Diane K. Shrier *

Ruth Simon and Thomas Polton *

Carol L. Sirot *

May Yung-Fun Woo Wang

Vera F. Wells *


Nina Adams

Susan S. Addiss *

Jean and Bob Adnopoz *

Bruce Alexander *

Carol J. Amick, M.D. *

Barbara and Richard Angle

Carey August

Madge Baker *

Susan E. Bender

Joan Beranbaum

Ethel and Eric Berger *

Katherine D. Berges

Nan M. Birdwhistell and David A. Rothberg *

Judy Birke *

Mindee Blanco

Kate Bosch

Anne Boucher

Mary Beth Bowerman

Jean S. Brenner *

Carole D. Broadus

Elin and Herb Brockman *

Edith and Howard Brown *

Patricia C. Brown, M.D. *

Daphne Burt *

Jeannette Byers

Priscilla F. Canny

Honorable Susan L. Carney

Kathleen Carney-Godley *

Marcia Cavanaugh *

Elsie B. Chapman

Marian R. Chertow

Barbara Chesler and Karen Dahl

Shannon Clarkson *

Constance Clement *

Jane and Larry Cohen *

Jane Condon

Franka des Vignes

Connie Dickinson

Melinda A. Divicino

Sybil and Arthur Duchin *

Rebecca Eddy and Paul Feuerstein

Susan and Richard Ehrenkranz *

Barbara T. Ellinghaus *

Eve E. Ellis and Annette Niemtzow

Cornelia D. Emerson *

Susan E. Epstein

Ellen and Frank Estes *

Therese Feng *

Marissa and Dick Ferguson *

Denise J. Fiore

Susan Forster and William Riley *

Julia B Frank, M.D. *

Geraldine Frankel *

Ellen S. Friedenberg

Linda and Garry Friedlaender *

Cheryl A. Funaro *

Patricia and Nathan Garland *

Allison M. Gauthier

Toddie and Chris Getman

Nancy W. Gladstone *

Anne Godsey

Zelly and Goldie Goldberg *

Laurie A. Goodman *

Ms. Meryl Greenwald Gordon *

Betsy Gribble

Carolyn Grillo *

Elizabeth Haas *

Judith Dozier Hackman *

Dolores Hayden

Mary-Michelle Hirschoff

Elizabeth Hodapp, M.D. *

Holly C. Holter *

Carla and Robert Horwitz *

Simone and Clay Howe

Bernadette Huang

Caren Jacobson and Blair Roberts *

Ruth Jacobson *

Marjorie G. Jones

Mrs. Thelma G. Joseph *

Carolyn Kenady

Katherine G. Kennedy *

Nina Kimball

Sarah L. Knutson *

Wendy Kravitz

Nancy Kuziemski *

Penny Laurans

Susan E. Lennon and Robert N. Merritt *

Molly LeVan *

Jane and Rick Levin

David Levine *

Becca Levy and Andrew Bedford *

Marsha H. Levy-Warren and Dr. Diane Fader *

Anita Licata, M.D.

Catherine Lutter and Todd McCreight

Ann Lynch *

Jo Machinist

Janet A. Madigan and Robert J. Harrity

Kaye W. Maggart *

Margaret and Marc Mann *

Barbara B. Mann *

Vincent Marchesi

Eve Marcus *

Peggy Ann Marks *

Dr. Elizabeth and Mr. David McKinnis

Lynne Melcher

Marilyn Melcher

Jodie Meyer *

Susan and David Millen *

Deborah and David Wilson Moore

Marsha and Ira Moses

Kathryn Cochrane Murphy

Janet S. Nevas

Miriam and Jim Niederman *

Sara Ohly

T. Maire Pantani

Mary L. Pepe

Barbara A. Peters, M.D. *

Fay A. Peterson *

Lauren Pinzka

Jane B. Porcelan

Alexander Purves *

Rebecca Quaytman

Amy Belt Raimundo

Lupi and John Robinson *

Bonnie Roseman

Celie Gray Rosenau *

Dr. Jan L. Roth *

Marci and Jonathan Rubin *

Elizabeth and Richard Rubin

Michele D. Saczynski *

Christin Sandweiss

Pietrina L. Saxton

Ellen and Bob Scalettar

Elissa J. Schpero

Linda Schupack

Barbara Segaloff *

Betsey and Arthur Selkowitz

Marjorie Shapiro

Dovelet Shashou *

Nandita Shenoy

Martha Virginia Sherman *

D. Ellen Shuman

Claire and John Simon

Judy and Mark Sklarz

Carole Sobin

Jamie Stern *

Sandra and Harold Stern

Susan S. Stevens *

Elizabeth Stewart

Elsa L. Stone *

Naomi Tepper

Roni Beth Tower *

Patricia Frost Vegnani *

Anne and Anthony Vegnani

Jacqueline S. Vierling *

Cheryl and Thomas Violante *

Carissa Violante

Norma E. Volk

Barbara Wagner *

Barbara Wareck *

Merle Waxman *

Katharine and Nicholas Weber *

Penny A. Welbourne

G Harold Welch, Jr *

Dorothy Weston-Murphy *

Arlene Weyler *

Katherine B. Wiltshire

Muriel D. Wolf, M.D. *

Susan Wong *

Susie Zimmermann

Evelyn Behrend

Carolyn Belt

Laurie Benjamin

Sally Bloom Feshbach

Kimberly Bloom-Feshbach, MD

Grace Bright

Amory and Frances Fleming Brown

Keneth H. Burt

Juliette Cohen

Robin Driansky

Marie Dube

Rebecca Rose Garland

Patricia E. Gibson

Christopher Gottschalk

Ruth Jacobson

Susan Katz

Anne Kneisel

Ann Kneisel

Tamar Kraft-Stolar

Susanna Krentz

Nancy Lagano

Ruth Lansner and Lloyd Merrill

Annette Levine

Marsha Levy-Warren and Diane Fader

Anna Levy-Warren, PhD

Kay Long, PhD

Cindy Mann and Sostena Romano

Carolyn Mazure

Marilyn Melcher

Ruby Melton

Roslyn Meyer

Rebecca Meyer

Nancy Meyer-Lustman

Lois Myers

Wendy Naratil

Doreen Rainey

Judith T. Ressler, R.N

Barbara Riley

Gerun Riley

Carol F. Ross

Lynne Schpero

Ann Schupack

Phyllis Seton

Joni Spungen

Andrea Spungen

Amy Spungen

Sarah Taylor

Cindy Underwood

Cheryl Violante

Katrina Wasscher

Chloe Juliette Waxman

Alfred W. Wolfsohn

Patricia Zandy

Mary B. Arnstein

Sylvia Ardyn Boone

Helen S. Ciresi

Katrina Clark

Judith Rahe Diehl

Elva S. Dozier

Barbara Chappell Funaro

Camille Gerosa

Manny Greenberg

Rebecca Gutierrez

Betty Ruth Hollander

Eileen Kraus

Sally Marchesi

Kitty Newman

Steve Ross

Elaine Yvette Salovey, RN

Barbara and Sam Scola

Madeline Selden

Karin Sjoberg

Florence Sabin Stern

James Clifton Welbourne

Betsy Welch

Dr. Morton J. Weyler

Edith Wiley

Richard N. Wolf

CarMax Foundation 

TPG Matching Contribution 

General Electric Foundation 

3M Foundations

WHRY would also like to acknowledge

Generous contributors founded the initial endowment in 2000 for Women’s Health Research at Yale.

Anonymous (8) Megan Ifill-Haney
Melinda Agsten Carolyn R. Kahn, Ph.D.
Walter & Diane Ariker Susan Lustman Katz, J.D.
Mary B. Arnstein † Paulette Kessler, J.D.
Sherry Banks-Cohn Charlotte M. Kinlock
Edna Beaudette Eileen S. Kraus †
Ruthann Beckerman Ruth Lyon Lasell, M.D.
Ethel Berger Hadassah Lieberman
Rita D. Berkson Katharine Lustman-Findling †
Grace G. Bright Janet Madigan, M.D.
Mary Jane Burt Cynthia F. Mann, M.D.
Priscilla F. Canny Roslyn Milstein Meyer, Ph.D.
Helen Y. Chang, M.D., M.P.H. Sharon Milikowsky
Roxanne Coady Lesley Mills
Jane A. Cohen, LCSW Alice S. Miskimin, Esq.
Kate Collins Barbara F. Nordhaus
Cynthia Conrad, M.D., Ph.D. Barbara L. Pearce
Susan W. Crosby † Alice Poole
Carolyn D’Ambrosio, M.D. Katherine S. Prokop
Mary Graham Davis Ellen Rabina
Valerie G. Dugan Carol F. Ross
Pamela Ehrenkranz, J.D. Sheilah B. Rostow
Barbara E. Feldman Patricia E. Sabosik
Anne-Marie Foltz Lynne Jacobson Schpero
Marjorie Northrop Friedman, J.D. Rochelle Schreibman, M.D.
Priscilla Gaines Sara Lee Schupf
Donna Galluzzo, Ph.D. Martha Shattuck †
Shelley Geballe Susan Fromm Shimelman
Edith P. Gengras Claire B. Simon
Evelyn Q. Getman Carol Sirot
Melanie A. Ginter, Ph.D. Anne Stanback
Elaine Glass Barbara C. Wareck
Susan Glasspiegel Mrs. William H. White
Mrs. Harry J. Gray Julia Whiteside-de Vos, M.D.
Jane W. Griffith Mary Lou Winnick
Betsy Henley-Cohn Claire Wiseman, Ph.D.
Etha Henry Muriel D. Wolf, M.D.
Rosemary Hudson Susan Wong, M.D.

† = Deceased

Support from the Society of Friends helps fund important research on women's health.

^ indicates multi-year pledge    
* indicates consecutive donations over past three years   
† deceased 

Women’s Health Research at Yale makes every effort to report gift information to the community accurately. Even so, omissions and errors may occur. In such cases, we will promptly update information. Please contact us at whresearch@yale.edu.