The Focused Ultrasound Foundation lost a dear friend, ardent supporter, and charter Council Member with the death of Edgar M. Bronfman on December 21, 2013. In addition to his philanthropic support, Mr. Bronfman generously supported the Foundation with his time and his extensive and brilliant business acumen. He will be dearly missed.
Mr. Bronfman was President of The Samuel Bronfman Foundation and Chairman and CEO of Distillers Corporation-Seagrams Ltd. from 1971-1994. President of the World Jewish Congress for 28 years, he championed the rights of Jewish people around the globe.
He also belonged to the Council on Foreign Relations, the Foreign Policy Association, and the National Urban League. The holder of several honorary degrees, in 1986, he was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur by the government of France and in 1999, President Clinton awarded Mr. Bronfman the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Read more about his life, work, and legacy in his New York Times obituary.