EVENT DATE: Jan 24, 2015
The Thomistic Institute trains Dominican priests in Washington D.C. It directs a doctoral program in Catholic thought emphasizing the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. It also organizes conferences designed to give young men studying to be Dominican priests first-hand exposure to distinguished scholars across a range of disciplines.
Colin went to school with Father Thomas Joseph White, who directs the Thomistic Institute. He thinks highly of the Institute's mission and deeply admires the men studying to be Dominican friars.
National Organization for Rare Disorders is dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
Janet became interested in the treatment of orphan diseases via her work in healthcare investing. There are thousands of orphan diseases, the vast majority of which lack adequate therapies, often resulting in reduced lifespan and quality of life. NORD works to advocate for research and development of treatments for these diseases, as well as support for patients and their families.