Widow of Berkshire Director Gottesman Donates $1 Billion to New York Medical School

Feb 26, 2024

The widow of David “Sandy” Gottesman, a former director and large shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway has donated $1 billion to a New York City medical school, making it possible for students to attend tuition-free. The gift by Ruth Gottesman to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx stems from Berkshire Hathaway stock that was long held by her husband, David “Sandy” Gottesman, a Berkshire director and longtime friend of CEO Warren Buffett. Sandy Gottesman died in September 2022 at 96.

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