Leadership in Philanthropy | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Leadership in Philanthropy

Recipients are selected for their continued and consistent generous financial support of AA&MDSIF programs and services. Such support may be through their personal charitable giving or through achievement in fundraising that draws in the support of a larger community.

William P. Shulevitz

Shulevitz, William
Award Year: 
2016

Bill Shulevitz, an AAMDSIF board member from 2013 to 2015, was diagnosed with MDS in 1999.  Active in the New York business community, Bill has had many accomplishments, including founding the Cadillac Uniform and Linen Supply Inc. and serving as a management consultant and financial planner.

His wife Marion is a rabbi who works at the Amsterdam Nursing Home in New York. They have been generous supporters of AAMDSIF, as well as numerous Jewish communities.

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Lois Gaynor

Gaynor, Lois
A longtime Ambassador for the Foundation, Lois established the Amy Gaynor Research Fund in tribute to her daughter who lost her battle with aplastic anemia in 1977 at the age of 15.
Award Year: 
2015
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Shizue Spielberg

Spielberg, Shizue
Award Year: 
2007

Mrs. Spielberg’s generosity established the Harold Spielberg Research Fund at AAMDSIF in 1998.  Thanks to both her personal contributions and that of her company, Vibratex, Inc., several scientific researchers have received grants honoring her late husband, Harold, who passed away from MDS.

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Jo Alley and the Volunteers of AAMDSIF Michigan

Alley, Jo
Award Year: 
2010

Led by Jo Alley and her husband, Ron, this dedicated group of volunteers has raised almost $125,000 through their fundraising events over the past 15 years including their Boot, Scoot and Boogie evening and the sales of holiday cards raising awareness about

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