Dr. Robert C. Atkins and his wife, Veronica, establish a private foundation to fund independent scientific research on the roles of metabolism and nutrition in disease prevention and health management.
The Foundation evolves into a supporting organization of National Philanthropic Trust and is further funded with a $40 million gift from Dr. Atkins’ estate. Veronica Atkins becomes Chair of the Foundation.
The Foundation grants $1.5 million to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to establish the first endowed chair dedicated to obesity studies.
The Foundation grants $5 million to launch the first Atkins-funded Center for Excellence in Obesity Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
The Foundation establishes the Atkins Foundation Research Coalition.
Board approves Foundation name change from Dr. Robert C. Atkins Foundation to Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation.
The Atkins Foundation is a supporting organization of National Philanthropic Trust and is funded solely by the Atkins Family. It is not affiliated with and operates independently of Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.
The Atkins Foundation brought leading researchers together to leverage their knowledge and unique perspectives in the fields of nutrition and health.