Hofstra University and Northwell Health announced the naming of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in recognition of the couple’s long-time support. Their recent gifts, totaling $61 million, will support the next generation of health care professionals in medicine, research and nursing, and includes:
- $50 million to create a permanent endowment to be used exclusively to provide scholarship support to students in the Zucker School of Medicine.
- $10 million to create and endow the Barbara Hrbek Zucker Emerging Scientists Program at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research to help prepare post-doctoral fellows for successful careers and to identify, promote and nurture early career faculty to develop highly productive, visible and important research programs.
- $1 million to provide scholarship support for students at the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.
Over the past three decades, the couple’s generous philanthropy has also supported Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, NY, Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine in Manhasset, NY, and numerous other initiatives across Northwell Health. These most recent gifts make Donald and Barbara Zucker Northwell Health’s leading lifetime donors.