Because of the philanthropy provided by the Tisch family, Duke is able to make research discoveries at a rate never before imagined. These discoveries are providing new hope to patients who previously had nowhere else to turn.
In 2005, the Tisch family gave $10 million to Duke to honor the memory of Preston Robert Tisch, a businessman, leader and philanthropist, who was treated at Duke for an aggressive brain tumor called glioblastoma.
This gift was the single largest donation ever received by Duke Cancer Institute.
In recognition of the generosity of the Tisch family, the Brain Tumor Center at Duke was renamed the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke.
In the years since that initial gift, the family has continued their generous philanthropy. Discover how their gifts have impacted brain tumor research, below.
2005: The family of the late Preston Robert Tisch makes a transformative $10 million gift which names the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke.
2009: The family makes a second major gift to support clinical and laboratory research focusing on new treatments for brain tumors.
2011: With two additional gifts, the Tisch family continues its generous support.
2019: The Tisch family continues their incredible support with an additional gift for brain tumor research, specifically for clinical investigation/clinical trials and in-depth genomic analysis and preclinical screening.