The Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation is dedicated to research, education, and patient care in the fields of oncology and hematology, and to the ultimate goal of eradicating cancer.
These goals are achieved through our three major commitments: serving the patients being treated at the Don Monti Cancer Centers at North Shore University Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital; supporting the scientists at the Joseph & Tita Monti Research Center at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; and fostering the academic growth of the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling students in the Joseph, Tita & Don Monti Genetics and Human Development Laboratory at LIU Post.
The Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation was established in 1972 by Joseph & Tita Monti, just days after their sixteen-year-old son Don, passed away from Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia. Today, under the leadership of Foundation President Caroline Monti Saladino, Don’s sister, the Foundation raises more than $1 million annually – more than $44 million since its founding. The Monti and Saladino families perpetuate Tita and Joseph’s vision by privately underwriting all administrative expenses incurred by the foundation.
The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation grant has enabled the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation to meet their commitments to support patient care within the North Shore – LIJ Health System and research at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
To learn more about the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation visit: www.donmontifoundation.org