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UCSF Receives $500 Million Donation Fom Family Foundation



    UCSF Receives $500 Million Donation Fom Family Foundation
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    SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 17: CT Tech Sandra Davis looks on as breast cancer patient Heraleen Broome, who is participating in a clinical trial, runs through a CT scan at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center August 17, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center continues to use the latest research and technology to battle cancer and was recently rated 16th best cancer center in the nation by US News and World Report. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The University of California, San Francisco has received the single largest gift in University of California history.

    The East Bay Times reports that UCSF announced Wednesday that it has received a $500 million donation, one of the largest ever given to an American university. The money was pledged by the family foundation of the late Helen Diller, a San Francisco native and longtime champion of the university.

    UCSF is dedicated to research and graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions. The donation will be directed toward supporting faculty, students and high-risk, high-reward research. It will increase UCSF's endowment by nearly 18 percent.

    Jackie Safier, Diller's daughter and president of the Helen Diller Foundation board, says her mother believed UCSF could have an incredible impact on global health care.

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