Daniel E. Ponton Fund

Daniel E. Ponton Fund
"What you need most are the things that powerfully affect your life with integrity and heart." – Daniel E. Ponton

Daniel E. Ponton Fund

Created in 2007, the Daniel E. Ponton Fund is committed to propelling medical research and advancing patient care in both our local communities and globally. The fund has provided critical support for some of the nation’s most promising scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). These researchers are paving the way to accelerate advances to cures for diseases including brain and spinal tumors, aneurysms, vascular malformations, spinal cord injury, and brain trauma. Now in its fifth year, the Ponton Fund has expanded to support health efforts in Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Dominican Republic. These pages describe some of the ways your support of the Ponton Fund is improving medicine every day. To date, the fund has committed nearly $4 million to support these initiatives, programs that extend around the globe and provide hope and promise to patients and families everywhere.

Ponton founded the Daniel E. Ponton Fund for the Neurosciences at BWH after he was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumor in the frontal lobe of his brain six years ago. He serves on the board of Mass Design, the BWH Neurosciences Leadership Council, and the President’s Advisory Council for BWH President Betsy Nabel, MD. Ponton is also on the board of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and heads its Strategic Planning Committee. In addition, he serves on the board of The United Way of Palm Beach, and was recently awarded the Alexis de Tocqueville Society Distinguished Citizen Award. A graduate of The George Washington University with a degree in finance, he was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Learn more about Ponton’s experience at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.