Bolstered by the generous support of donors, Weill Cornell Medicine has experienced dramatic growth in its research enterprise over the past five years – an achievement that advances the institution’s goal of providing patients with the most advanced treatments and therapies.
As longtime supporters of Weill Cornell Medicine, Overseer Robert (Bob) Dow and his wife, Christina Seix, have contributed more than $30 million to a variety of causes that support Weill Cornell’s Mission to care, discover and teach – including a recent gift of $10 million to support medical student scholarship.
For many medical students, scholarships are key to making their education possible, and Weill Cornell Medicine is grateful for our donors who ensure that these students can confidently pursue their aspirations.
Over the past five years, Christina Truesdale and her husband, Don, members of the Dean’s Council since 2013, have made significant gift s to Weill Cornell Medicine, aimed at supporting innovative research to improve pediatric clinical care.
With a $7.5 million gift from the Friedman Family Foundation, endowed by Stephen and Vice Chair Overseer Barbara Friedman, Weill Cornell Medicine has established an innovative cross-campus center dedicated to improving human health through research in the complex relationship between nutrition, inflammation and the development of disease.
Sandra and Edward Meyer have been influential leaders and advocates of Weill Cornell Medicine since 2013. Their generous gift of $75 million that year resulted in the establishment of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, driving the institution forward as a leader in cancer research and bringing some of the brightest minds on board.
Twenty years ago, Weill Cornell Medicine took on the name of Joan and Sanford I. Weill, and launched a bright, new era of dynamic expansion, successfully propelling the institution to its position as a formidable leader in global healthcare.