Mortimer Sackler

The Sackler Foundation

It is exciting to be a part of the process as the Vitality Institute formulates real-world strategies to shift our nation from a reactive to a proactive healthcare paradigm.  By analyzing economic data, health metrics and hard science, the Institute has created actionable recommendations for compelling pathways toward a systemic shift to a culture of sustained well-being using both public and novel market-driven solutions.  I am particularly excited about the opportunity new technologies provide to speed up an individual’s health feedback loop, thereby allowing them to proactively change and improve their behavior between doctor visits.



Mortimer D.A. Sackler serves as a member of the Board of privately held Purdue Pharma and the associated international pharmaceutical companies since 1988. He is an active investor and venture capitalist having helped found and develop numerous companies across the technology, consumer goods, and hospitality sectors. Mortimer serves on the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Board of Directors of the Guggenheim Museum. The Sackler family actively supports many philanthropic organizations. Important gifts have included: The Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum, The Sackler Medical School in Tel Aviv, The Sackler Wing at the Louvre, The Sackler Institutes for Developmental Psychobiology at Columbia, Cornell, Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, The Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History, The Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Guggenheim Museum, The Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London and The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Mortimer graduated from Harvard University with a BA, and NYU Stern School of Business with an MBA.

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