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Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst Foundation, Inc.

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Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher education; funding also for hospitals, and children and social services.


Incorporated in 1968 in NY - Founded by the late Elmer H. Bobst, who was a prominent pharmaceutical company executive, a noted philanthropist and a trustee of New York University. In 1944, when Bobst retired from the pharmaceutical company Roche-Nutley, he was one of the nation's highest paid corporate executives. In 1945, he took charge of the ailing William Warner Company, which later became Warner-Lambert and which ultimately merged with Pfizer in 2000. In 1968, he was an advisor to the White House on health issues. In 1973, with the help of a six million dollar gift from Mr. Bobst, New York University opened the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library.


Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst Foundation, Inc.

Independent foundation



Bridge Number



70 Washington Sq. S., Ste. 1209 New York City, NY United States 10012-1019

Contact Information

  • Telephone: 2126742589