Richard Lublin and his wife Jane are generous supporters of numerous causes, including medical and cancer research and higher education.
As a cancer survivor, Richard has devoted much of his philanthropic activity to the fight against cancer. As residents of Avon, Connecticut, Richard and Jane Lublin have helped raise millions of dollars to support cancer research and treatment at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
On April 12, 2014, the Lublins were honored with the Carole and Ray Neag Medal of Honor, which recognizes individuals, like Richard and Jane Lublin, who have made significant contributions to the medical field and have built a legacy in their areas of cancer research, education, public service and philanthropy. The award was presented at the annual White Coat Gala.
Richard has been formally appointed as an inaugural member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the UConn School of Medicine to help with issues relating to research, scholarship and faculty. In 2010, Richard Lublin was appointed to the UConn Health Center’s Cancer Advisory Board.
Richard and Jane Lublin were the first to support Bioscience Connecticut initiatives at UConn with a gift of $250,000. In recognition of their generosity, the health center named the new waiting room of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center in their honor.
The Lublins enjoy being able to give back to those who have helped them. Richard and Jane Lublin have generously supported the clinical work of Dr. Upendra Hedge, who cared for Jane during her five year battle with cancer.
Richard Lublin is also a continuous title sponsor of the Annual UConn Cancer Research Golf Tournament.
The Avon resident also donated $25,000 to Hartford Hospital to establish a research fund in honor of Dr. Hiroyoshi Takata. A plaque in the hospital reads: “In honor of, and appreciate, of Dr. Hiroyoshi Takata whose surgical skills and dedication have saved a great many lives.”
Richard Lublin established a Prostate Cancer Research Foundation at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. Richard and Jane donated a $50,000 grant to support research of effective pain management for cancer and trauma patients.
The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has also recognized Richard Lublin for his leadership, commitment and support in the battle against cancer.
The Lublins donated to the construction of the waiting room in the Cancer Center of Cape Cod Hospital. The waiting room is named in honor of Jane’s father, Victor Jensen.
Richard Lublin served on the Board of Directors of the Hartford County Red Cross from 1985-1989.
Richard and Jane Lublin donate to several no-kill animal shelters in Connecticut, as well as to the Best Friends Animal Shelter in Utah.