Stalwart supporters Paul and Andria Heafy have immersed themselves in Whitehead Institute science. They have come to know Whitehead Institute Fellow Silvia Rouskin and have been so inspired by her groundbreaking research that they have provided the Institute with more than $2 million to support her as the Andria S. and Paul G. Heafy Fellow at Whitehead Institute, as well as to support her trailblazing research in HIV.

It’s a pretty incredible place. For us, this is about seeing the next generation, which is one of the things Whitehead Institute does so well. They don’t just take people. They find the right people, and let them run. It’s just unbelievable to have that kind of environment that fosters such brilliance and unfettered imagination.

Andria Heafy

Whitehead Institute Giving Societies honor the Institute’s most philanthropic donors. A diverse constituency of individuals, families, corporations, foundations, and organizations who have contributed $250,000 or more to Whitehead Institute comprise the lifetime giving societies. Donors who have given $2,500 or more for three consecutive years are members of the Director’s Circle.

Kendall Square Pioneer Society $250,000 – $999,999

Named for Whitehead Institute’s role as a pioneering biomedical research institution located at the epicenter of Kendall Square, members of the Kendall Square Pioneer Society are recognized for a lifetime commitment to Whitehead Institute of $250,000 to $999,999.

David Baltimore Society $1,000,000 – $4,999,999

Named for the first director of Whitehead Institute, Nobel Prize winning biologist, and president emeritus of the California Institute of Technology, the David Baltimore Society recognizes donors who have given from $1,000,000 – $4,999,999 to the Institute during their lifetime.

Jack Whitehead Society $5,000,000+

Named for visionary industrialist, philanthropist, and founder of Whitehead Institute, the Jack Whitehead Society honors donors whose philanthropic commitment to the Institute has reached or exceeded $5,000,000 during their lifetime.

Director’s Circle

In recognition and celebration of our committed donors who generously make annual gifts of $2,500 or more for three consecutive years, the Director’s Circle has been established.