David Panzirer is a grandson of Leona Helmsley and was appointed as a Trustee upon her passing in 2007.
A former real estate executive, David’s personal passion – improving the lives of those with type 1 diabetes – has led Helmsley to become a leading funder in the battle against the disease. As a parent of two children with type 1 diabetes, he has driven the creation of a robust and highly targeted grantmaking program that takes on long-term, high-risk projects to ease the burden of managing the disease while continuing to search for the elusive cure. Helmsley’s Type 1 Diabetes Program, like Helmsley overall, seeks to fund new approaches that reflect bold thinking and clear potential for outsize impact that will improve countless lives.
David serves as a leader in fostering collaboration with other funders as well as with critical stakeholders across industry, academia, private philanthropy, government, and patient communities.
Trustee David Panzirer joined the latest “Conversations with Mike Milken” podcast from the Milken Institute. The podcast focuses on how leaders are responding to the current...
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Healthcare professionals, type 1 diabetes patients, AND payers will win, says Trustee...