An investment

A transformational $150 million gift to the University from Jim and Marilyn Simons and the Simons Foundation marks a milestone moment in the history of our young institution—one that we all have reason to celebrate. The Simons gift will fund three major priorities: (1) research excellence in the School of Medicine, (2) faculty hires through new endowed professorships, and (3) recruitment of top-level graduate and undergraduate students. Read more »

Latest UpdatesBetween October 1, 2011 and December 6, 2012, Stony Brook University secured more than $50 million in gifts and documented pledges that meet the established standards and guidelines of the Simons Foundation Matching Challenge Grant.  To have completed the Challenge in just over one year is a wonderful testament to the University. 


gujavartyDr. Krishna Gujavarty
$100,000 gift to fund India Studies
doubled by Simons Foundation Challenge
Grant for total impact of $200,000

Cheng FamilyEugene and Carol Cheng
Alumni Eugene and Carol Cheng create
endowment to support cardiovascular
imaging research

The RyansDrs. Charles and Maria Ryan
Simons match doubles value of
scholarship gift for total impact
of $75,000

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