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Nancy and Stephen Grand Donate $50 Million To Name The Israel National Center For Personalized Medicine At The Weizmann Institute Of Science
Date:11/5/2013

p>Stephen Grand is the co-founder of Grand/Sakwa Properties, one of the largest developers of residential and retail properties in the Midwest.  He has been involved in the development of millions of square feet of residential and commercial properties. Before he embarked on his real estate development career, Stephen was president and owner of Deco-Grand, a large manufacturer of precision components and assemblies for diesel engines and automotive industries which he owned and operated for 20 years after succeeding his father, the late Sam Grand, a great supporter of Israel. Nancy Grand is the immediate past president of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund in San Francisco.

The Grands are active in numerous philanthropic activities throughout the United States and in Israel, among others the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world's top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences, the Institute is home to 2,700 scientists, students, technicians and supporting staff. Institute research efforts include the search for new ways of fighting disease and hunger, examining leading questions in mathematics and computer science, probing the physics of matter and the universe, creating novel materials and developing new strategies for protecting the environment.


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