How you can make a difference

We are justifiably proud that the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology is known internationally for its innovative leadership in patient care, education and research. As we look to the future, we are prouder still that our department is uniquely positioned to become the model by which leading departments of dermatology are judged.

To maintain and build on our department’s tradition of excellence in the future, we must increase our investments in our greatest strengths: our people and our programs. Our goal is a bold one. To maintain our tradition of leadership, we must increase our endowment by $25 million.

The first steps have already been taken. In 1991, Ronald O. Perelman, a member of the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Board of Trustees and Chief Executive Officer of the Revlon Group, Inc., made a landmark gift to NYU. In recognition of the gift, NYU named our Department of Dermatology in Mr. Perelman’s honor. In announcing his donation, Mr. Perelman made the point that the “gift was an opportunity to give something back to dermatology, a field which has been extremely important to the success of the cosmetic industry.”

In setting our bold goal, we look to you, our alumni, patients, and friends, as well as private foundations, business and industry, to demonstrate your interest in our department and in the health of the public.

We hope you will consider being part of the tradition of excellence that has kept us at the frontiers of American medicine – and has meant so much to the health and well-being of people here in New York and around the world.

You may designate your gift for either our Dermatology Enrichment Fund or to an area that represents your personal interest.

To learn more, please contact Linda Smith-Shearer at 212.404.3652 or at Please make your tax-deductible gift payable to "NYU Langone Medical Center" and mail to:

The Dermatology Enrichment Fund
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
One Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Attn: Linda Smith-Shearer

NYU is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by the Department and separately by the NYU Office of Development. We thank you in advance for your support.