Sanford D. Greenberg
Becoming blind at 19, Greenberg finished Columbia (Phi Beta Kappa) and, following a Marshall Scholarship at Oxford, received his M.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard and M.B.A. at Columbia. He was a Johnson White House Fellow, chaired the federal Rural Healthcare Corporation and served on the National Science Board. His career as inventor, entrepreneur and investor began when he invented the speech-compression machine, later creating the first database tracking antibiotic resistance globally. A Johns Hopkins Trustee, he chairs the Board of its Wilmer Eye Institute. Furthering his lifelong aspiration, he instituted a prize for research toward ending blindness for all mankind.