Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences

“My father believed in bold strokes and in Brown, so this building is a wonderful legacy,”

–Matthew Frank

Opened in 2006, the new Life Sciences Building at Brown was the University’s largest construction project and named after its largest donor to date. A member of the Class of 1942, Sidney Frank left after a year due to his inability to pay tuition. Later, the successful businessman made a series of donations to Brown, including $20 million for the new life sciences building in 2004. That was quickly followed by a gift of $100 million in support of undergraduate financial aid to allow more students to “find what I found…what a difference Brown can make in a young person’s life.”