Each year the Children’s Research Fund welcomes recognized leaders in the business and philanthropic community to oversee the annual fundraising campaign and Children’s Ball. Since 1951, these efforts have raised over $100 million to support innovative medical research.

The Children’s Research Fund welcomes Dr. Mohan Rao & Dr. Maria Yen as the 2024 Campaign and Children’s Ball Co-Chairs.

Dr. Mohan Rao brings a unique perspective to his role as the CEO of Expression Therapeutics, a clinical stage gene and cell therapy biotechnology firm focused on developing therapeutics for deadly childhood and adult genetic diseases. Dr. Maria Yen’s passion centers on improving the lives of children through education. She serves on the Foundation Board of the Providence Englewood Charter School and coaches the school’s Battle of the Books teams. Drs. Rao and Yen are both graduates of the University of Michigan, live in Kenilworth, and are parents to two children, Anita and Evan. We are so grateful to have them on board for what will undoubtedly be a very successful 2024 Campaign & Children’s Ball.