Three Key Things to Know About That Giant Neuroscience Gift

Credit: NIH via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)An active philanthropic couple made one of the largest gifts in recent years toward neuroscience research, a field increasingly known for drawing massive contributions. Here are a few important takeaways. Joan and Sanford Weill, the latter being former CEO of Citigroup, just made a $185 million commitment to the University of California-San Francisco to establish the new Weill Institute for Neurosciences. It’s the largest gift UCSF has ever received, and while not the largest the couple has made in a long run of donations to various educational, medical, and arts causes, it does tip their philanthropy past the $1 billion mark.  A while back, we named Sandy Weill one of the most generous leaders of the financial sector, noting that he and Joan were…


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