Scientific Research

Sponsoring scientific research can be one of the keys to great philanthropy.  


John D. Rockefeller is widely recognized as having been one of the first great philanthropists to recognize the value of serious investment in research and in the development of advanced research universities.  At the time, many criticized him for diverting resources from more directly pressing charitable needs.  


With his philanthropic advisor, Frederick T. Gates, Rockefeller invested in a future they knew could be profoundly transformed by the results of world-changing discoveries in medical research.  Their vision paid off profoundly in the development of the many blessings of the medical and public health revolutions that have vastly extended medical cures and average life expectancy across the history of the 20th century.  


Vision-Five considers investments in well-strategized scientific research agendas to be cutting-edge and visionary.  


Charles Harper's professional background is in scientific research, working with Oxford, Harvard, NASA, and the National Research Council.  He has published in the world's top-rated peer-reviewed research journals.  


In philanthropy, he has designed, developed and overseen hundreds of scientific research sponsorship projects.