At Fred Hutch’s Premier Chefs Dinner last May, we celebrated the insight, dedication and extensive training that superb culinary artists rely on to produce astonishing and delectable dishes. We also recognized that those same attributes — in scientists — lead to lifesaving research, especially when bolstered by philanthropic contributions.
Private support, including more than $572,000 raised at the 2012 Premier Chefs Dinner — a record for the event — fuels Fred Hutch’s pioneering research projects and nurtures the creativity and excellence of those who conduct them. Boosted by a generous challenge gift from Fred Hutch supporters Holly and Eric Dillon, you and your fellow diners have propelled lifesaving innovation by funding educational programs for new generations of research leaders.
For the middle school and high school students, college students and postdoctoral fellows whose intellect and ambition will shape tomorrow’s breakthroughs, Fred Hutch is an epicenter of unparalleled training opportunities. With more than a dozen programs, we maximize our institutional strengths to offer hands-on learning experiences, fill crucial educational gaps and provide professional development support that students cannot get anywhere else.
We describe a few of those programs here and thank you for helping to make them possible through your participation in the 2012 Premier Chefs Dinner.