Sandy and Joan Weill give 5 million to UCSF

Sonoma Valley residents Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill (former CEO of Citigroup) and his wife, Joan, have announced they are donating $185 million to establish the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF).According to UCSF public information officer Pete Farley, the new center will intellectually (and partially physically) link neuroscientists, neurologists and neurosurgeons across UCSF in an effort to accelerate the development of new therapies for diseases affecting the brain and nervous system – including psychiatric disorders. This is one of the largest gifts ever made to support the neurosciences in the United States – and the largest single donation to UC San Francisco in its 150-year history, according to UCSF officials. Sandy Weill’s 50-year-career as a financier culminated with his tenure as CEO of…


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