Gift: $1,000,000 (USD)
Recipient: York University
Purpose: To fund postdoctoral fellowships in the Faculty of Science.
Notable: Earlier this year Jim Simons received an honorary doctorate of science from York University. Dr. Simons is an accomplished mathematician and businessperson, and an active philanthropist supporting research in fundamental science and mathematics. He and Marilyn manage the Simons Foundation, a charitable organization that they founded to advance research in the basic sciences.