UCSF Receives Largest Ever Donation: 5 Million

Former CItigroup CEO Sanford “Sandy” Weill already has one major medical school to his name: Weill Cornell Medical College. Nonetheless, he and his wife Joan Weill have turned their philanthropic eye westward, donating $185 million to UCSF for a new neuroscience research center, the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. The New York Times places the donation as the largest in UCSF’s history. It’s also among the most sizable contributions the Weills have ever made. “Research on the brain, which is the most complex part of the human body, is far behind” Weill told the Times from his Sonoma estate, where he and his wife produce wine under the label Weill a Way. “We’ve always liked to support the underdog,” Weill, whose net worth Forbes puts at $1.06 billion, said. The…

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