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UCSF gets $177 million grant to address dementia
San Francisco Chronicle

A billionaire philanthropist committed to giving away all his money before he dies has donated $177 million to UCSF to create a program involving people in a variety of fields from all over the world — physicians, social workers, economists, lawyers, musicians — to address the growing burden of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The gift from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the organization founded by billionaire Charles F. “Chuck” Feeney to impart his “giving while living” philosophy, will allow UCSF, in partnership with Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, to train the 600 new brain health leaders over the next 15 years in the U.S., Ireland and nations in Latin America, Asia and Africa.