Despite an economic environment where corporations cut costs that cut into charitable contributions, Isaac Toussie ‘s father Robert, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in all of New York, stays the course where his own giving is concerned, a tradition of philanthropy for which he has long been famous. A distinguished philanthropist at large on both the local and global scene, he is unwavering in his desire to easing the pain of others and donates large amounts of money to the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College at Cornell University.
In such a way, Isaac Toussie ‘s father helps support children’s medical studies. The Toussie donations at Weill Medical College have been a huge boost in several areas throughout over the years, especially benefiting the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. With Robert Toussie’s abiding support, Cornell University’s medical studies now rank among the best available in the field. Cornell pediatric endocrinologists work with those that experience challenges in their physical growth and sexual development during childhood. These endocrinologists also work with sufferers of Type 1 Diabetes and patients with disorders of the endocrine glands such as growth disorders, intersex disorders, hypoglycemia, and adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary problems.
Weill Cornell Medical College was founded in 1898 and is now one of the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the United States. With its triple mission of education, research, and patient care, the college offers degrees in medicine alongside PhD programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. The school has been affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, and also features important affiliations with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University, and the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Robert Toussie also mandates that his donations to the school be used for matching funds, allowing Weill Medical College to encourage other donors to give, and give more generously. Helping the less fortunate has long been a Robert and Isaac Toussie family commitment, and over the last decade this on-going effort to pay back the community has transformed from a solo mission of Robert Toussie’s to an imperative for the whole Toussie family. Robert’s son Isaac Toussie has extended this family dedication to bettering the lot of those not as fortunate, working in cooperation with several charities to aid the sick, blind and poor all over the country. It is well documented that thousands of people have been helped by the Toussies’ medical contributions: lives have been saved, suffering has been diminished, and illnesses have been treated and, in some cases, actually cured.