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“We’re very pure about what we’re doing: we fund the best science for this terrible disease … and we want the results to solve the problem. We want to protect the scientists that we work with—and we want them to collaborate. We’re working at the forefront of science, research, and discovery for Alzheimer’s. If you care about stopping the disease, this is the organization to work with.”

Phyllis Rappaport is the Chair of the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Charitable Foundation, a non-profit focused on state and local public policy, basic research in neurologic disease and mental illness, and funds the annual Rappaport Prize for a New England artist. Phyllis held several management positions at Hewlett Packard and was a PricewaterhouseCoopers auditor specializing in banking and healthcare.

Ms. Rappaport was an elected member of the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School Committee and is a longtime trustee of the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Phyllis currently serves on advisory boards at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Massachusetts General Hospital,  McLean Hospital and Boston College Law School.

Ms. Rappaport is a graduate of Smith College and Simmons Graduate School of Management.