NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Quinn, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation, is pleased to announce the Board of Directors for 2011 under the leadership of Founder and Chairman Tony Martell. The twenty-six directors are each accomplished individuals who have a history of supporting the Foundation's mission to fund innovative cancer and AIDS research.
Brothers Monte Lipman and Avery Lipman of Universal Republic Records have joined the Board after serving several years on the annual Family Day committee. They were honored as Humanitarians of the Year at the 2010 Awards Gala, where they helped execute the most successful Martell Gala in recent history, raising $1.5 million.
After several years as a Director and Treasurer, Mr. Kevin Kelleher, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sony Music Entertainment, has stepped down. Mr. David Satler, Head of Wealth and Human Resources for UBS, was elected Treasurer; Mr. Satler has served as a Board member and Gala Steering Committee Co-Chair for the last two years.
Broadcast media executive Mr. Ron Hartenbaum continues his term as President. Mr. Paul LiCalsi of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, continues his term as Vice Chairman. Mr. Mike Brzostowski, Continental Airlines Regional Sales Director, continues his term as Executive Vice President. Mr. Andy Tavel, Founder of Tavel and Associates, P.C., continues his term as Secretary.
The T.J. Martell Foundation's Board of Directors meets several times each year to strategize and lead the Foundation's fundraising efforts and grant-making decisions.
ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION
The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues, in loving memory of his son, T.J., who died of leukemia. It is dedicated to raising funds for the innovative initial and ongoing research for improved treatments and cures for cancer and AIDS. The Foundation has provided over $250 million dollars for research through a variety of events. Research facilities funded by the foundation include T.J. Martell Memorial Laboratories at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Columbia-Presbyterian Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Cancer Center, The Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Harvard School of Public Health and Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.
SOURCE T.J. Martell Foundation