Don deLaski was a life-long learner who would not accept Western medicine’s approach to his life-long asthma.
From Don’s initial days funding Dr. Floyd Malveaux of the Merck Childhood Asthma Clinic to help families better understand the condition, to his later support of Dr. James Gordon, founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University, there was always a deep-rooted belief that challenging medicine’s status quo was as critical as the new ideas themselves.
Don was ahead of his time in his view that positive thinking does actually promote well-being. And that leaders would one day study positivity and resilience and train their organizations to pay attention to the “whole person.”
Our focus on health and well-being is about supporting inspiring leaders and organizations who are expanding our knowledge about what it means to live well.
Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment transforms lives for the better through research, education, and application of Edgar Cayce’s writings. The Foundation provided support and contributed toward building of an education center.
CWB at George Mason University promotes well-being through interdisciplinary research, education, and practices informed by science. The foundation helped found the Center in 2009 and has since provided general support.
CMBM is dedicated to relieving trauma-related stress and building healing communities by teaching mind-body skills. The Foundation has provided operating funds and supported its trauma relief work in the Middle East, Kosovo and Haiti.
Creativity for Peace prepares the next generation of female leaders and peacemakers in Israel and Palestine. The Foundation’s support has enabled it to become a year-round program and model for women’s leadership development.
The Network strives to enhance the quality of life for children with asthma and their families. The Foundation supported a DC-based asthma clinic, a neighborhood outreach program and the “Head-off Asthma in Louisiana” (HEAL) project.
With a focus on mindfulness and self-awareness practices, PTCI helps participants discover their highest values and awaken a sense of their purpose. The Foundation supported PTCI’s delivery of personal well-being and growth courses.