McEvoy Bequest Names Diller Cancer Research Building Lobby

By UCSF Philanthropy Insider | June 22, 2006

Third-generation San Franciscans, Jay, Clare, and Alicia McEvoy had a passion for philanthropy. Never marrying, the siblings spent their lives together in the Sea Cliff home built for their parents, devoting their energy to local organizations such as St. Monica's Church, the Schools of the Sacred Heart, Dominican University in San Rafael, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

The McEvoys were also generous supporters of UCSF, spurring pathbreaking innovations through the Chancellor's Cancer Research Fund. Now, that remarkable legacy of giving continues.

A $6.2 million bequest from the McEvoys' combined estates will name the McEvoy Family Lobby in UCSF Mission Bay's newest state-of-the-art facility: the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building. Construction on the building kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony on April 5.

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