• The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation


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Mission Statement

The Harold Eisenberg Foundation is dedicated to raising funds that support cutting edge clinical cancer research, while also offering educational, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for college students pursuing careers in the commercial real estate industry.


Begun in suburban Chicago in 1999, following the sudden liver cancer death of prominent real estate developer Harold E. Eisenberg, the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation has grown to become one of the nation’s largest private organizations dedicated to gastrointestinal cancer research. The Foundation is committed to supporting this important and rapidly growing field that has, in the past, remained largely unpublicized and poorly funded despite this cancer’s destructive impact on so many lives and families. To date, the Foundation has donated over $1,000,000 directly to cutting edge cancer research.

In addition to our commitment to finding a cure, the Foundation takes great pride in continuing Harold’s passion for the commercial real estate industry. Through our ongoing Mentor Program, Speaker Series, Career Day, and ICSC and University of Illinois tuition scholarships, the Foundation has helped more than 800 hundred aspiring professionals prepare for their futures.

A recent hallmark of the Foundation has been the establishment of the Harold E. Eisenberg Tissue Bank. Housed at Chicago’s Northwestern University, the tissue bank affords researchers nationwide a better understanding of cancer-causing genetic alterations, and fosters a new generation of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive strategies for gastrointestinal cancers (pancreatic, liver, kidney, stomach, and esophageal); the results of which yield personalized treatment plans and efficient, targeted therapy based on a tumor’s specific genetic alterations...revolutionary procedures designed to move us closer to our goal of eradicating this devastating disease.

As we invite you to join us in our mission to end gastrointestinal cancers, please note that a record setting 70% of each dollar raised goes directly to cancer research. Working together we will find a cure.

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