The DNA Learning Center has been very successful in securing support for its programs since we first started taking science on the road in the "Vector Van." Since an initial grant in 1987, we have maintained continuous National Science Foundation support, and have been lucky to have had the help of numerous prestigious funders, including the National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Dana Foundation, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, Amgen Foundation, OSI Pharmaceuticals, and Pall Corporation. Major private donors – notably Helen & Charles Dolan, Claire & Ralph Landau, Laurie Landeau, Edward Chernoff, Doris & Peter Tilles, Sandra & Stephen Lessing, and Joan & Arthur Spiro provided funds to reconstruct every corner of our fine old building and to assemble our first endowment. Together these people and institutions have provided more than $30 million in support.
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Development Department supports the DNALC through major fund initiatives. Senior Development Officer Karen Orzel is the development liaison to the DNALC and directs the Annual Fund Campaign and Annual Golf Tournament.