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July 18th, 2022

Tributes to Mrs. Lily Safra

The Edmond J. Safra Foundation is grateful to acknowledge the many thoughtful tributes to Mrs. Lily Safra that have been offered following her recent passing. Some of them are shared here.

  • “Since as early as 2005, when the Insittut du Cerveau was still a project, Mrs Lily Safra initiated a major and fundamental donation to sustain the works lead by researchers, doctors and neurosciences experts of the Institut. During these last 10 years, upon her impulsion, the Edmond J. Safra Foundation continued to pravide a regular and decisive contribution to high level research projects, especially on Parkinson Disease.”
    Founding Members, along with the scientific, medical and adminsitratives commununities of the Institut du Cerveau, July the 12th 2022.
  • “Her passing is a tremendous loss not only for the FNIH, but for all who benefitted from her philanthropic achievements and humanitarian work. Mrs. Safra crafted an incredible legacy of high-impact philanthropy spanning science, education, cultural, and faith initiatives.
    Foundation For he National Institutes of Health, July the 12th 2022.
  • As a friend and Trustee of the Museum, Mrs. Safra’s support, and the support of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, will remain unmatched. Mrs. Safra’s kindness and generosity speak to who she was as a person, and she will be sincerely missed.
    Jack Kliger, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, July the 14th 2022.
  • Her generosity was boundless. Her philanthropic legacy, along with her dear and devoted late husband Edmond, is magnificent. We are eternally grateful for her munificent contributions to helping us build an AIDS free world. She gave so graciously to Elton John AIDS Foundation.
    Elton John and David Furnish, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, July the 11th 2022
  • Lily’s friendship was instrumental in establishing our path and expanding our work further than we could have dreamed. She sharpened our vision and lent us her strength so that we might make a greater difference in the lives of all people and families touched by Parkinson’s disease. We will be grateful forever.
    Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, July the 21st 2022

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