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September Business Before Business Breakfast

September Business Before Business Breakfast
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 9/17/2014
Time: 7:30 AM TO 9:30 AM

Nassau Club of Princeton
6 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 924-1776

Event Description: Elizabeth Good Christopherson
President & CEO of the Rita Allen Foundation

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The Power of the Question
: How Curiosity Fuels Science, Society and Experimental Philanthropy 

"Princeton's most famous resident, Albert Einstein, said 'I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.’ Today, path-breaking science, journalism, civic technology and strategic philanthropy are finding new ways of asking questions to solve complex problems. From interdisciplinary biomedical labs, to crowdsourced investigations into political spending, to the next generation of feedback loops in social service, solutions are more and more often arising not from experts, but from cultures of passionate learning."
 —Elizabeth Good Christopherson

Elizabeth joined the Rita Allen Foundation in 2009, after 15 years in public broadcasting at New Jersey Network. She was appointed as the network's first female executive director in 1994.  She helped bring New Jersey public television into the digital age by working with Sarnoff in a public-private partnership that designated NJN as a test site for digital equipment.

Elizabeth's views on digital media’s influence on education attracted international attention. She received several honors from NHK, the Japan broadcasting network. In addition to five honorary degrees, she has awards from the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey, the Philadelphia chapter of Women in Communications, and the International Women’s Forum. 

The Rita Allen Foundation invests in ideas in their earliest stages, promoting breakthrough solutions to significant problems in science and society. Established in 1953 and based in Princeton, New Jersey, it has provided major grants to more than 100 biomedical scholars, many of whom have made important advances with their research. Since 2009, the Foundation’s resources and areas of investment have expanded. It now uses strategic philanthropy to promote civic literacy and engagement as well as to support young leaders in the sciences and social innovation.

The Foundation was established in 1953. For more than 30 years, it has sponsored the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program, which has supported more than 100 scientists and researchers, many of whom have made important advances in medical research and one Nobel Prize. Areas of active interest include investing in young leaders in the sciences and social innovation and promoting civic literacy and engagement.

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