Driving Discoveries Changing Lives

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Driving Discoveries, Changing Lives Campaign.

Launched with a transformative $100 million gift from longtime benefactors Joan and Sanford I. Weill, an energy and urgency infuse this new campaign. At its core is a vision of physician-scientists working together with one central goal in mind: speeding breakthrough treatments and cures to our patients. With the recent opening of the Belfer Research Building, we know that we are the right place and that this is the right time for Weill Cornell to be at the center of a transformation in medicine.

Each element of this $300 million campaign – recruiting more leading lights to our campus, enhancing our already strong medical education curriculum, and accelerating our current research efforts – is a critical and exciting step toward changing the lives of those who receive our care.

With this campaign, Weill Cornell will build on its track record of unprecedented growth. We are perfectly poised to usher in an era of personalized and 'tailored' medicine. We must keep our students on the frontlines of medical discoveries and patient care, and provide our faculty with the best opportunities and resources possible.

The Driving Discoveries, Changing Lives Campaign will catalyze the next phase of healthcare and medicine. As we look toward the future, there are myriad opportunities on the horizon. In the coming weeks, this site will provide a snapshot of our current efforts, but the possibilities are endless.

Campaign Leadership:


Sanford I. Weill
Chairman, Board of Overseers

Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean
Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University

Robert J. Appel
Co-Chair, Driving Discoveries, Changing Lives Campaign
Vice Chair, Board of Overseers

Jeffrey J. Feil
Co-Chair, Driving Discoveries, Changing Lives Campaign
Vice Chair, Board of Overseers

Contact Information

Weill Cornell Medical College
Office of External Affairs
1300 York Avenue, Box 314
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 1-866-329-8915
Email: development@med.cornell.edu

Larry Schafer, Vice Provost for External Affairs
Patricia Gutter, Executive Director of Development
Lucille Ferraro, Campaign Director