The Hopper-Belmont Foundation encourages individuals and families to make a positive impact in improving health outcomes by supporting young passionate talent who have the drive to make a difference.
The genesis of the Foundation was the merger of two families - the Hoppers and the Belmonts. Dr Paul F Hopper was a globally recognized innovator in the world of health and nutrition, being asked to lead the Food and Drug Administration by President Carter - which Paul turned down to lead other opportunities like the World Food Prize and various health and nutrition industry groups. Gloria Belmont Hopper was the 10th of 12 children born to Anthony and Philomena Belmont - who epitomize the American dream of rags to riches through hard work, education, faith, and high moral standards. Importantly, both families gave rise to generations that in various ways support the belief that everyone can help make a difference - especially in health and wellness.
Our board directors and advisors have taken active roles in national and global research and advocacy organizations. Such examples include National Pancreas Foundation, GI Cancers Alliance, Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation, Red Ribbon Foundation, Department of Defense, National Cancer Institutes, Larry King Cardiac Foundation, National Organization Rare Disorders Rare Cancer Alliance, DREAM, and Making Headway.
We welcome you and your family to join in the various seed funding opportunities being reviewed each year. Together we can help inspire young talent to better the world, battling one disease at a time. Click here to learn more.
John Hopper [Chairman], Jonathan Hopper [Treasurer,] Ally Hopper [Vice Chairman], Katey Hopper [Secretary]
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Assistant Clinical Professor/ Partner Schaffer, Schonholz, and Drossman
CEO- National Brain Tumor Society
Vice Chairman National Organization Rare Disorders (NORD), Executive Director- Target Cancer; Co-Chair NORD Rare Cancer Coalition
Department of Defense Cancer Grant Advisor; National Pancreas Foundation
Advocate - Pediatric Brain Cancer; Making Headway; National Pancreas Foundation Volunteer
Social Media Director, Advocate - Pediatric Brain Cancer; Making Headway
National Pancreas Foundation supporter and advocate
Advocate - Pediatric Brain Cancer; Making Headway
Chief of Community & Government Relations at the National Brain Tumor Society