School Renamed to Recognize Generosity of Feinberg Foundation
Northwestern University President Henry S. Bienen announced February 13 that the medical school would be renamed The Feinberg School of Medicine in recognition of gifts totaling more than $103 million from the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation. The total includes a new $75 million gift for medical education and research and previous gifts of $17 million and $10 million that led to the creation of the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute in 1987 and Frances Evelyn Feinberg Clinical Neuroscience Research Institute in 1996. The $75 million gift is the largest single donation to a Chicago-area university.
“These monumental gifts will help transform medical education and research at Northwestern,” remarked Dean Lewis Landsberg, MD. In making the gift, foundation President Reuben Feinberg explained, “The work done by the medical school in research and teaching…is critically important to the future of health care, both in the Chicago area and nationally.”