Remembering Charles W. Stiefel (1950–2023)

Tribute to a Passionate Supporter

September 2023

Charles Stiefel was committed to the Foundation and dermatology researchers.
Charles and Daneen Stiefel’s exceptional generosity and unshakable trust in the Foundation have furthered the research of mid-career investigators.
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For more than two decades, Charles Stiefel actively demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the Foundation, and support of researchers in dermatology.

As a member of the Leaders Society, Annenberg Circle, and the Fitzpatrick Legacy Fund, Charles Stiefel contributed to dermatology’s continual advancement, as did Stiefel Laboratories. The company he led donated consistent funding for the DF’s Research Award Program from 1999 to 2014 and earned it a place in the Foundation’s Corporate Honor Society.

Charles and his wife, Daneen, made two $1M donations in 2013 and 2017, making it possible to create the DF Stiefel Scholar Award; which supported exemplary mid-career investigators whose research focused on increasing the understanding of autoimmune/connective tissue diseases and the treatment of skin cancer’s molecular and cellular basis.

The Foundation is indebted to Charles and Daneen Stiefel for their generosity and we are grateful for their shared and individual conviction in the value of our work.

We wish to extend our condolences to Charles Stiefel’s family and friends.