Case Western Reserve University secured an additional $1.5 million for the construction of a 160,000-square-foot, $50 million building for its lauded medical school on the site of the now-defunct Mt. Sinai Medical Center on East 105th Street in Cleveland.
The latest gift from CWRU alumnus Dr. Michael D. Eppig and his wife, Ruth, follows a history-making commitment announced earlier this week by the Cleveland Foundation and the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, which each pledged $10 million to the effort — the largest grants in each of the foundations' histories.
“As Clevelanders, we see how important the School of Medicine is to the local medical sector and community as a whole,” Dr. Eppig said in a statement. “We are proud to help provide the modern space this stellar academic program deserves.”
CWRU plans to break ground on the project by 2016.