SIDNEY KIMMEL, leading cancer philanthropist, has been elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest societies and independent policy research centers. Mr. Kimmel is among 228 newly elected members of the Academy and 1 of 8 corporate and philanthropic leaders to join its roster. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 7, 2017, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In 1993, Mr. Kimmel established a foundation that has donated some $850 million to charitable causes—$550 million of which has been directed toward cancer research. In 2001, Kimmel gave $157 million to Johns Hopkins to support cancer research and patient care. The oncology center was renamed the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a portion of the gift was used to develop a residence for patients undergoing prolonged cancer treatments and their families. ■