The Morningside Foundation, established by the sons of Tseng-Hsi Chan, has pledged $350 million to the Harvard School of Public Health, which will be renamed the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
“On behalf of my mother and my brothers, I want to express how pleased we are that the legacy of our late father can be honored by this gift to HSPH,” remarked Dr. Gerald Chan, a Harvard alumnus who delivered the School of Public Health’s 2012 Commencement address. “He was a generous man who was a staunch supporter of education. He also wanted to support scientific research to alleviate human suffering. He would be very pleased with this gift today and all the good works that this gift will enable.”
The Morningside Foundation’s gift surpasses the previous record gift to Harvard, $150 million from Kenneth Griffin to support primarily Harvard’s financial aid program.