Honoring a Promise
Philanthropist’s dedication to Sylvester is unwavering
By Debby Teich
Photography by CLUTCH Content Partners
Adam E. Carlin, M.B.A. ’94
dam E. Carlin, M.B.A. ’94, recognizes that he has been fortunate in his career and personal life, and feels a responsibility to give back. Carlin supports many philanthropic endeavors but says that his greatest commitment is to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Miller School of Medicine.
“I have friends, family members, and clients whose lives were turned upside down when they were touched by cancer,” said Carlin, managing director and senior portfolio management director at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in Miami. “Nothing is more important than curing cancer.”
Carlin first began supporting Sylvester in his late 20s. He promised to do more through the years and has kept his word. Carlin and his wife, Chanin, recently gave a $2 million charitable gift that will help fund Sylvester’s state-of-the-art Transformational Cancer Research Building (TCRB), which is scheduled to open in 2024. The 12-story facility will be a premier hub for cancer research, innovation and patient-centered care.
As chair of the Sylvester Board of Overseers, Carlin works with Sylvester Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.
“Dr. Nimer has hired some of the best researchers and physicians in the country, and they need a cutting-edge facility where they can collaborate and also see patients,” said Carlin.
In gratitude for the Carlins’ contribution, the clinical research suite at the TCRB will be named the Adam and Chanin Carlin Clinical Research Suite.
“I hope that others will be inspired to do what we have: allow our physicians and scientists to focus on saving lives with more personalized and targeted care, in a brand-new building at one of the best cancer centers in the world,” Carlin said.