Jack and Valerie rowe
Former Aetna Chairman and CEO John W. (Jack) Rowe and his wife Valerie have been leading supporters of the MBL since Dr. Rowe’s appointment as the Chairman of the MBL Board of Trustees in 2006. At that time, the Rowe Family Foundation gave a record-breaking gift of $5 million, in honor of which the MBL's Rowe Laboratory was named. In 2010, the Rowes gave another transformational $5 million gift in support of the MBL's Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering. At the time of the announcement, Dr. Rowe said "It is with great pleasure that my wife Valerie and I make this gift to the MBL knowing that it will be used to facilitate groundbreaking research in an emerging field with potential to make a great impact on human health."