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Cancer Research Institute’s Young Philanthropists Council Chair Named to The New York Observer's Elite “20 Under 40” Top Young Philanthropists List

NEW YORK (Mar. 22, 2013) –  Alexis Feldman, Feldman Realty Group, and chair of Cancer Research Institute’s Young Philanthropists Council, has been named to The New York Observer's list of “20 Under 40” Most Important Young Philanthropists. The Observer's first ever young philanthropy issue is composed of the young people who help make NYC a “global leader in charitable contributions” and includes Eric Trump, Chelsea Clinton, Rachel Roy, Amar’e Stoudemire, Lauren Bush Lauren, Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean, Amanda Hearst, and Gabby Karan de Felice, among others. In totla, the issue features 20 young New York philanthropists who have loaned their names, time, and dedication to important causes ranging from Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, Cancer Research Institute (CRI), and the United Nations World Food Program to The Fund for Health, Orphan Aid Africa, and the New York Humane Society.

“We’re thrilled that Alexis has been named to The Observer's list of “20 Most Important Young Philanthropists,” said Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, CEO and director of scientific affairs for CRI. “We have been so grateful for all the work she has done for CRI in engaging other young people in our mission, and we are enthusiastic about her future leading our Young Philanthropists Council.”

"Cancer Research Institute is an incredible organization,” said Feldman. “I love knowing I am contributing to the work they do. And I am lucky to be doing this service with my fellow council members, who are all as dedicated and passionate as I am about CRI’s mission."

In addition to serving on CRI’s Young Philanthropists Council, Feldman also serves as a member of the Future Direction Committee for Naral Pro-Choice America, and sits on the Board of Trustees of Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue.

A native New Yorker, Feldman serves as the director of the Feldman Realty Group, her family’s real estate company. Feldman Realty Group owns and manages residential, commercial, and retail properties in New York City, Southampton, and Palm Beach, FL. Feldman attended New School University, and co-authored the book The Intern Files with a friend while in college.

Formed in 2008, CRI’s Young Philanthropists Council is a network of socially-conscious, young professionals who are committed to supporting CRI’s efforts to advance immunological research toward the development of cancer vaccines and other immune-based cancer therapies.

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The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), established in 1953, is the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to transforming cancer patient care by advancing scientific efforts to develop new and effective immune system-based strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and eventually cure all cancers. Guided by a world-renowned Scientific Advisory Council that includes three Nobel laureates and 26 members of the National Academy of Sciences, CRI has invested $336 million in support of research conducted by immunologists and tumor immunologists at the world’s leading medical centers and universities, and has contributed to many of the key scientific advances that demonstrate the potential for immunotherapy to change the face of cancer treatment. To learn more, go to

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