From the Methuselah Foundation founders:
Today we are extremely pleased to announce exciting developments in the delivery of our global mission.
As many of you are aware, Methuselah Foundation’s activities have always covered the twin threads of the Mprize and SENS research initiatives. As of 7th April, 2009, the programs and resources of Methuselah Foundation’s SENS research arm will be divested to the independent charity, SENS Foundation. SENS Foundation will be directed by CEO Mike Kope, with Dr Aubrey de Grey as Chief Science Officer. Methuselah Foundation will continue to be led by Founder and CEO David Gobel.
“The restructuring of Methuselah Foundation allows us to be more nimble as we grow, and enables us to incubate and launch a variety of programs. On April 7th we will unveil short, medium and long-term strategies that advance our core mission of ending age-related disease through awareness, education, scientific research, and direct community outreach,” says Methuselah Foundation CEO Dave Gobel.
Dr de Grey will be standing down from his formal roles with Methuselah Foundation on 6th April in order to focus his effort on SENS research and outreach. In his own words: “I have been delighted with the extraordinary growth and significant breakthroughs which the SENS research initiative has already delivered. As CSO of SENS Foundation I look forward to continuing and extending this work, taking further strides in a global mission to develop, promote, and provide widespread access to regenerative medicine solutions to the disabilities and diseases of aging.”
SENS Foundation is in the final stages of acquiring the necessary 501(c)(3) status and infrastructure to process general tax-deductible donations directly. In the interim, Methuselah Foundation will be assisting SENS Foundation in processing donations in order that they retain tax-exempt status for US taxpayers. An initial sponsorship agreement between the two organizations will ensure that existing SENS research funds are also made available to SENS Foundation.
We would also like to take this time to thank you for making our growth and expansion possible. Methuselah Foundation and SENS Foundation are developing and sharing cures and programs that will help end the suffering of aging. It is a testament to the power of community that your donations, no matter how small, make a direct impact on finding the solution for a longer, healthier life for each and every one of us. You are changing human history for generations to come.
With sincere thanks,
Dave Gobel, Mike Kope, and Aubrey de Grey