Statement from GW President Steven Knapp on the Death of Dr. Cyrus Katzen

July 13, 2009

The entire George Washington community is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Cyrus Katzen, a long-time friend whose family was connected to GW in countless ways. The work he supported, through the annual Cancer Gala and, most recently, the creation of the Dr. Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Cancer Research Center, has touched the lives of many within the GW family and across the greater Washington region. He will be sorely missed, but his legacy will live on through the healing and discovery that his generosity has made possible.