SB Foundation & The Simons Effect Stony Brook University The Simons Effect
In 2011, Jim and Marilyn Simons donated an historical $150 million to Stony Brook University, inspiring $50 million in additional gifts for a total Simons Effect of $200 million. The Simons Effect investments will impact generations to come. Here, we cover the hundreds of stories and thousands of lives who are impacted by the Simons’ generosity as well as those donors who followed their example with their own investments in Stony Brook. This is our moment.

The Investiture Ceremony
bottom-leftInvestiture ceremonies formally invest the university's faculty member in their endowed positions and celebrate the achievements of outstanding faculty and their important contributions to research and teaching. Nationally recognized physician-scientist and cancer researcher Vincent Yang, MD, PhD, was formally installed as the first Simons Chair of Medicine during Stony Brook University’s inaugural Investiture Ceremony. more

Video Spotlight: President Stanley
describes the impact of the Simons gift. Watch »
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Stony Brook is an outstanding public university, offering a wonderful education at reasonable cost to thousands of young people. The generosity of those who joined us in this effort will enhance the University in many dimensions, making that education more valuable still.

—Jim Simons

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