Fact Sheet

This historic and transformative $150 million investment by Drs. Jim and Marilyn Simons and the Simons Foundation will enable scientists and physicians working side by side to address the most critical health care challenges of our time. This gift will also strengthen the University’s ability to attract and retain the most exceptional scholars and researchers and the best and brightest students campuswide.


Commitment to Medical Leadership $100 million
Medical and Research Translation Building $50 million
Medical Faculty Positions $28 million
Clinical Director Positions $16 million
Graduate Fellows in Medicine $6 million


A Dedication to Academic Excellence Challenge Grant $50 million
New Endowed Professorships $25 million
Academic Program Endowments $14 million
Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships $10 million
First-Time Alumni Donor Matching Program $1 million

Together with funds raised from other private donors matched by the Academic Excellence Challenge Grant, and with the $35 million match from the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant, the Simons Gift will have a total impact of $235 million on Stony Brook.

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