Sandy and Joan Weill donate 5 million to new UCSF neuroscience institute

SAN FRANCISCO — Philanthropists Sandy and Joan Weill on Monday announced a $185 million donation for a new neuroscience institute at UC San Francisco, the largest donation in the school’s history.The Sonoma County couple, whose $12 million donation in 2014 made possible the completion of the Weill Hall concert space at Sonoma State University, now are helping to establish UCSF’s Weill Institute for Neurosciences. Construction of a $316 million facility to house the institute is expected to begin next year in San Francisco at the Mission Bay campus south of AT&T Park. The donation appears to be the largest ever made by residents of Sonoma County. University representatives also characterized it as among the largest ever for brain research in the United States. The Weills, who split their time between…


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