Larry and Judy Tanenbaum
Gift: $20,000,000
Recipient: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Purpose: To establish a new centre that will collect and make available research on neurological diseases. The institute will also keep the research patent-free and make its findings freely accessible worldwide.
Designation: Tanenbaum Open Science Institute
Notable: Larry Tanenbaum states that many of his loved ones have suffered from neurological disorders; he lost his mother to Alzheimer’s disease and his father to a stroke.