Blackstone’s Gray Gives $21 Million to Hit Cancer Close to Home

Blackstone Group real estate chief Jon Gray and his wife, Mindy, are doubling down in their campaign against a type of cancer that claimed the life of her older sister. The Grays are donating $21 million to the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania, bringing their total pledges to the initiative to $55 million.

Basser Center for BRCA Jean Bash

Taking a different approach to the usual benefit-hosting, the Basser Center for BRCA threw a casual and cool celebration at Cipriani Wall Street for their inaugural New York City benefit aptly named Basser Jean Bash – Unzip Your Genes.  

Research Center to Focus on Cancer Genes

To Dr. Susan Domchek, an oncologist at the University of Pennsylvania, the phone call from Jon and Mindy Gray last summer was no different from many others she has received from people seeking information about genetic mutations that can cause cancer.