Dr. Anthony Fauci

Virtual Event: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST

WHYY is delighted to announce that Dr. Anthony S. Fauci will be the 2021 Lifelong Learning Award recipient. We hope you will join us for this special virtual fundraiser as we honor Dr. Fauci’s career and contributions to public health, scientific advancement and education.

Experience a live interview between Dr. Fauci and Terry Gross, host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Proceeds from the event will support WHYY’s commitment to encouraging lifelong learning and advancing civic engagement through storytelling, education and community dialogue.

The WHYY Lifelong Learning Award recognizes an honoree who has demonstrated a passion for lifelong learning for themselves and for all those they can inspire. Previous recipients include historian and filmmaker Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, journalists Gwen Ifill, Cokie Roberts and Judy Woodruff and news anchors Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil.


Lifelong Learner: $100
Event: 1 link to virtual event featuring an interview with Dr. Fauci and Terry Gross.
Dinner: Since we can’t provide dinner for you, we will provide (2) meals on your behalf, donated to local families in need through Philabundance, the Food Bank of South Jersey or the Food Bank of Delaware.
Education: In the spirit of lifelong learning, we will send you a promo code for One Day University, where professors from the finest universities in the country present engaging and informative livestream lectures.

Supporter: $35
Includes: 1 link to virtual event featuring an interview with Dr. Fauci and Terry Gross

Questions? Please contact Keisha James at kjames@whyy.org or 215-351-2079

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

Dr. Fauci has served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984. In this role, he oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika.

Dr. Fauci has made seminal contributions to the understanding of how HIV destroys the body’s defenses leading to its susceptibility to deadly infections. Further, he has been instrumental in developing treatments that enable people with HIV to live long and active lives.

Most recently, as a member of the federal Coronavirus Task Force, Fauci has gone above and beyond to provide accurate and balanced information to the public about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Terry Gross

Terry Gross is the Host and Co-Executive Producer of Fresh Air, which is celebrating its 34th anniversary as a daily NPR program. It is produced at WHYY in Philadelphia, where Gross began hosting the show in 1975, when it was broadcast locally. Her interviews with leading writers, actors, directors, musicians, comics, journalists, scholars, and others now reach 5.3 million people weekly, on 650 NPR stations across the U.S. and Europe.

Gross was awarded a National Humanities Medal from President Obama in 2016.  Fresh Air with Terry Gross received a Peabody Award in 1994 for its “probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insight.” America Women in Radio and Television presented Gross with a Gracie Award in 1999 in the category of National Network Radio Personality. In 2003, she received the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Edward R. Murrow Award for her “outstanding contributions to public radio” and for advancing the “growth, quality and positive image of radio.”


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