Donor Impact

Profiles in Giving

After 16-year-old Michael Rothman was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition known as neuropathy, he and his family created a special 5K fundraising event. The annual Run or Walk With Mike 5K is helping to increase neuropathy awareness while raising funds to support research at Columbia.

Today, with virtually all of Michael’s symptoms gone, the Rothmans continue their effort to help patients with neuropathy.

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Donor Impact

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Logan Diliberto

Patient Logan Diliberto

"Giving us back our precious son was the most amazing gift that Columbia gave to us. And so we just try to give back as much as we can."
Michelle Diliberto, Logan's mother

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Clyde and Helen Wu

 Donor Clyde and Helen Wu

Married nearly 50 years, Clyde and Helen Wu have shared a life together marked by dual passions in music and medicine, which has manifested in philanthropic pursuits of the arts and sciences, both at Columbia University Medical Center and elsewhere. 

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Michael Rothman

Patient Michael Rothman

After 16-year-old Michael Rothman was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition known as neuropathy, his family helped create a special 5K event to support neuropathy research at Columbia.

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Judith P. Sulzberger

 Donor Judith P. Sulzberger

Since the age of five, Judith Sulzberger knew she wanted to be a physician—choosing her own singular path, rather than pursuing a role in the family business: managing The New York Times, which her grandfather had purchased in 1896. 

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