Sanford Weill Gives 5M To Expand Neuroscience Research at UCSF

April 26th, 2016 Xconomy San Francisco —  With the largest philanthropic gift ever to the University of California, San Francisco, controversial Wall Street titan Sanford “Sandy” Weill and his wife Joan will put their stamp on neurosciences work at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus. The $185 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation will help build a 270,000 square-foot research center, which has been in the works for some time. The UC Regents, who oversee the state’s premier academic system, approved the building’s plans last month. The research center will be located on the site of a current parking lot (pictured above) in the midst of UCSF’s burgeoning new bayfront campus, and across the street from the Golden State Warriors’ proposed basketball arena and office complex. UCSF neurology department chair Stephen…


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