Philanthropy | Meet the Jewish philanthropist who has supported Christian medical missions in Africa for years
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/06/17, 04:00 am
Fourteen years ago, one unlikely donor made it possible for an overwhelmed Christian medical mission in Kenya to double its caseload of HIV patients receiving antiretroviral treatments: Mark Gerson, 44, a prominent New York Jewish businessman. Gerson, who lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and four children, has given $4 million specifically to Christian medical missions and is now beginning an annual $500,000 prize to Christian medical workers in Africa.