With his bequest, Mr. Ferrini will establish the Jonathan B. Ferrini Endowment at UCSF to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
“This gift is absolutely what we think our daughter would've wanted,” Martin said. “That's really what drove this decision—and the way she was treated at UCSF with compassion and caring. We wanted to find a way to give back.”
Zina's long history with UCSF School of Nursing and familiarity with its budget and needs provided a natural direction for her bequest: establishing an unrestricted fund that the dean can direct toward the shcool's most important needs.
A UCSF School of Medicine alumna from the Class of 1934, Lena established an endowed scholarship through a bequest from her estate that helps lighten the financial burden for future generations of students.
Roxie and her husband Frank left a portion of their estates to establish an endowment benefiting UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF Fresno.
Larry and Terry Hill set up four charitable gift annuities to support their own retirement and for the eventual support of the UCSF School of Medicine Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship.
After 32 years at UCSF, where he established the specialty of pediatric surgery, Alfred de Lorimier, MD ’56, took up wine-grape growing with his wife Sandy.
After four years in a U.S. concentration camp during World War II, Tomoye Takahashi and her husband Henri supported many of the city’s institutions—including UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.
"We wanted to support their work in the urologic oncology group because the university has been so generous with its time and its care."
Don Truex, DDS '65's scholarship will support a third- or fourth-year dental student in good standing with financial need or a first- or second-year student under special circumstances.
Philanthropy plays a pivotal role in making the Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay and a new UCSF research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) realities.
In 2002 a heartfelt donation was made to the University of California, San Francisco. The gift was a historic Edwardian home on Nob Hill in San Francisco. It was donated by J. Henry Glazer in memory of his late wife, and love of his life, Zelda.
San Francisco native Virginia Markley Kelley included a bequest in her will to establish the Captain Arthur W.W. Markley Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of her first husband, a captain in the U.S. Merchant Marine.
He escaped Nazi Germany with his parents in 1938 at the age of 6 and years later pursued a degree in pharmacy from UCSF. Leon Levy, BS '57, in 2015 established an endowment to fund scholarships for PharmD students.
Evelyn Schiess, BS '46 (pictured, right), received her nursing education at UCSF through the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and had a long career in a variety of settings. She gave back to her alma mater by leaving a bequest for aspiring nurses.
Art collector Chara Schreyer recently included in her estate plan a bequest to UCSF consisting of proceeds from the sale of a striking mixed-media piece, which will be used to endow a scholarship to support exemplary advance practice nurse students.
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Robert Porter, MD '43, had a 60-year career at New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital. He always remembered that a $200 annual scholarship had made it possible for him to attend UCSF, and he wanted to give back.
Linda and Don Strough first met as undergraduates at UC Berkeley, and their daughter Alix received degrees from UCLA and UCSF. When Don received treatment at UCSF for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, another bond with UCSF was formed.
Bay Area native Deborah Cowan spent years traveling the globe. In Israel she discovered the answer to her own longstanding medical mystery: She was suffering from acromegaly. She returned home to receive treatment at UCSF.
Laurel Peters said goodbye to a stressful position as a nurse to an open-heart surgeon and jumped at the chance to attend UCSF. Her experience inspired her to leave UCSF a generous bequest in her estate.
Bob DeMatteis spun his early interest in chemistry into a career that included a UCSF education as well as jobs in retail, veterinary, and state hospital pharmacy. His generous gift provides startup funds for innovative projects in the School of Pharmacy.
Larry Napolitano, DDS '84, and his family are tied to UCSF through the dental education he received and the medical care his wife Valerie received. In gratitude, the Napolitanos have included bequests in their estate plan for UCSF.
Barbara Riggins demonstrated her generosity in life and death, from her Red Cross service during the Korean War to her charitable bequests through her estate to international causes, her Catholic faith, and to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.
From angling for tarpon in the Florida Keys to chasing Chinook salmon in Alaska and rainbow trout in New Zealand, Ben Taylor has been around the world with his fly rod.
John Young, BS '54 Pharmacy, has the Pacific Northwest in his blood. He was born in Oregon, stationed in Washington State during his U.S. Air Force duty, and moved to Idaho after completing his UCSF degree.
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