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Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 04/05/2017
Last grant data update: 11/28/2017

At A Glance

Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst Foundation, Inc.

70 Washington Sq. S., Ste. 1209

New York City, NY United States 10012-1019

Telephone: 2126742589

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






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.

Purpose and Activities

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