Upstate Medical to use $8 Million Donation for Health and Wellness Complex

Monday, November 20, 2017

Source: CNYBJ

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Upstate Medical University and the Upstate Foundation will use an $8 million dollar donation for an eight-floor, 360,000-square-foot health and wellness complex.

The medical school plans to build the Nappi Longevity Institute on the corner of East Adams and Almond Streets across from the Upstate Cancer Center, Upstate Medical said in a news release issued Friday night.

It expects construction on the building to begin in early 2018.

Edmonton, Alberta–based Stantec, which has locations in Binghamton, Rochester, and Albany, is the architect on the project, Darryl Geddes, director of public and media relations at Upstate Medical University, said in an email response to a BJNN inquiry.

A total cost figure on the project isn’t yet available, Geddes added.

Upstate Medical announced the donation from Sam and Carol Nappi of Jamesville during its gala event held Friday night at the Oncenter.

The Nappi’s $8 million donation is the “largest ever” for Upstate Medical University and the Upstate Foundation, the organization noted.

The medical school will use the funding to expand the building’s services related to “brain health” or neurosciences, including a focus on Alzheimer’s disease. Upstate will name the structure the Nappi Longevity Institute in recognition of the couple’s philanthropy.

“Sam and Carol Nappi have shown over time through their generous gifts, a love for this community and a desire to improve the health of this community,” Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena, president of Upstate Medical University, said in the school’s release. “Their cause is our mission and we are grateful for their support.”

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