DLF to Honor Spencer Trask & Co. Chairman
Spencer Trask & Co. an advanced technology development firm, today announced its Chairman Kevin Kimberlin, along with his wife Joni, will be presented with the “Lifetime in Service for Peace” award on Mon., June 5 by the David Lynch Foundation.
GREENWICH, Conn., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Spencer Trask & Co. an advanced technology development firm, today announced its Chairman Kevin Kimberlin, along with his wife Joni, will be presented with the “Lifetime in Service for Peace” award on Mon., June 5 by the David Lynch Foundation during a fundraising event held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
The David Lynch Foundation was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress reducing modalities including Transcendental Meditation, for at-risk populations who are attempting to overcome trauma, including underserved inner city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; and women and girls who have been victims of violence.
The June 5 event, “A National Night of Laughter and Song,” is presented by The Center for Health and Wellness of the David Lynch Foundation, and proceeds from the evening will be used to teach meditation to 10,000 at-risk youth and veterans in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
“Joni and Kevin Kimberlin have enabled DLF to impact thousands of lives,” said Bob Roth, Chief Executive Officer of the David Lynch Foundation. “The ripple effect of their support is carrying our mission of world peace forward.”
Mr. and Mrs. Kimberlin are longtime supporters of the David Lynch Foundation and being recognized for their “dedication and service to educating and elevating the community, the nation, and the world family.” Joni Kimberlin, a 38-year practitioner of Transcendental Meditation, serves as a member of the nonprofit organization’s board of directors.
“We are deeply honored to receive this award and proud to support the important work of the David Lynch Foundation,” said Mr. Kimberlin, who has been practicing Transcendental Meditation for four decades. “As practitioners, Joni and I know the power of TM and it’s our pleasure to help further the Foundation’s mission.”
The one-night only event will feature appearances by Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Katie Couric, Margaret Cho, Deborra-lee Furness, Ben Folds, Angelique Kidjo, Sharon Isbin, Kesha, and Hugh Jackman. Tickets are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, by phone at 202.467.4600 and at www.kennedy-center.org.
About The David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress reducing modalities including Transcendental Meditation, for at risk populations such as underserved inner city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; women and girls who have been victims of violence, rape, and abuse, American Indians suffering from diabetes and high suicide rates; homeless adults and teens participating in reentry programs; and incarcerated adults and juveniles. For more information, visit www.davidlynchfoundation.org.
About Spencer Trask & Co.
Spencer Trask & Co. is an advanced technology development firm that helps entrepreneurs, CEOs and corporate partners start and grow high impact ventures that change the world. Spencer Trask & Co. has been instrumental in the formative stage of companies that pioneered many technological and scientific advancements in the field of genomics, the transformation of healthcare, the Internet and Open Innovation. For more information, visit www.spencertraskco.com
Jonas Salk: A Life Featured on Best Seller TV
Spencer Trask & Co. Chairman Kevin Kimberlin Discusses the Enduring Impact of Salk’s Contributions to Medicine With Author Charlotte Jacobs
GREENWICH, CT–(Marketwired – May 26, 2016) – Kevin Kimberlin, founder and chairman of the advanced technology and medical innovation venture capital firm Spencer Trask & Co., joined Charlotte Jacobs, author of Jonas Salk: A Life, on a recent episode of Best Seller TV. Hosted by Camilla Webster, Kimberlin and Jacobs discuss the enduring impact of Salk’s polio vaccine, as well as his other contributions to medical innovation.
Kimberlin, who is featured in Jacob’s acclaimed biography, was close with Salk as a friend and business partner. Together they founded the Immune Response Corporation in 1986 and went on to develop the first FDA-approved cancer vaccine and a vaccine for AIDS. Through his efforts, Kimberlin helped the company raise over $350 million to support this cause.
Best Seller TV is featured on the C-Suite TV network, a web-based digital on-demand business channel featuring interviews and shows with business executives, thought leaders, authors and celebrities providing news and information for business leaders. The episode featuring Kevin Kimberlin and Charlotte Jacobs can be viewed here in its entirety.
About Spencer Trask & Co.
Spencer Trask & Co. is a privately held advanced technology development company. The firm works with entrepreneurs, CEOs, corporate partners, venture firms and high net worth individuals to start and grow high impact ventures. Spencer Trask & Co. has been instrumental in the formative stage of companies that pioneered many technological and scientific advancements in the field of genomics, the transformation of healthcare, the Internet and open innovation. Connect with them @SpencerTrask on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. For more information, please visit http://spencertraskco.com/.