Weill Family Foundation Gifts UCSF with 5M to Build Neurosciences Institute

The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has announced that a new UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences will be established, made possible by $185 million in funding — the largest-ever gift to the university and one of the largest ever made to support the neurosciences in the U.S. — from the Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. Weill. The new institute will be a major facilitator for development of new therapies for diseases affecting the brain and nervous system, including psychiatric disorders. The Weill’s gift increases philanthropic commitments to UCSF’s neuroscience programs over the past year to more than $500 million. Joan and Sandy Weill, who will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary in June, were among the original signatories in 2010 to The Giving Pledge, a commitment by…


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