Since its founding in 1953, two years before Albert Einstein College of Medicine first opened its doors, the Women’s Division has shown unparalleled support for Einstein’s mission of providing outstanding medical education, research and patient care to improve the human condition. For over 50 years, the division has raised funds on behalf of medical research and education at the College of Medicine, now one of the world’s premier institutions of its kind.
In 2009, the Women’s Division successfully accomplished a campaign to raise $3 million in support of CERC, the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center. In 2006, the Women’s Division completed a $5 million campaign to build a floor of state-of-the art research laboratories at the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/Harold and Muriel Block Research Pavilion. The division's current fund raising initiative focuses on Women's Health & Cancer.
Over the past 56 years, the Women’s Division has raised funds to establish the following:
- Wing for Prenatal Studies and Research in Birth Defects
- Clinical Research Institute for Child Development
- Major Research Program in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy in Cancer
- The Harry Eagle Professorial Chair in Cancer Research
- Endowment for Research in the Brain Sciences
- Endowment for a Division of Molecular Cardiology
- Major AIDS Research Program
- Endowment for Diabetes and Other Metabolic Diseases
- Endowment for Cancer Research focusing on cancers that affect women
- Endowment for a Program for Cancer Immunotherapy and Vaccine Development
- Women’s Division Floor of Laboratories in the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/Harold and Muriel Block Research Pavilion
Today the Women’s Division has over 1,200 members, including its national board of directors and two local chapters, in New York City and Westchester/Fairfield. In addition to the Spirit of Achievement Luncheon, its major annual fundraiser, the Division hosts an annual “Einstein Family Day in the Hamptons” as well as other fundraising events throughout the year in New York, and Westchester and Fairfield Counties. The Women’s Division remains one of Einstein’s staunchest supporters, lending its leadership and a sense of continuity to the College of Medicine's fundraising efforts.