Paul A. Volcker, former Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Obama and prior Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Carter and Reagan was honored for his many years of service to CPIRF at a gala benefit which netted $779,000 for further research and educational activities to improve the lives of those with cerebral palsy and related developmental disabilities.
See photos of the event which feted Paul Volcker, who served as CPIRF’s Chairman of the Board for many years and has been a longstanding and passionate supporter. Also see the video premiered at the event of Paul and his adult son Jim, who has CP, talking about their experiences when Jim was growing up in the 50′s and where the field of CP research has gone and is headed.
As part of his closing remarks, Mr. Volcker recognized the dedicated service of CPIRF Executive Committee Chairman and past President James C. Stearns and former Medical Director Dr. Murray Goldstein by announcing his establishment of two new research and program awards named in honor of each of them.
The dinner was hosted by prominent financial journalist Ron Insana, CNBC and MSNBC contributor and host of national radio show, the Market Scoreboard Reports. Comedian Josh Blue, former winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, who lives with CP, also delivered a special performance at the event.