University of Rochester Institute for Data Science


Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—And Make the World Ever Better. This is the University’s mission statement and it is our commitment to all those we encounter.

We intend to use data science to improve medicine and health and our daily lives and we intend to develop new tools to transform 21st century knowledge and discovery.

To reach the full potential of the Institute for Data Science, the University seeks $50 million in endowed funds, $25 million of which will support the construction of the building that will house the institute. The remaining funds will support faculty, students, and research. Please consider supporting these programs and being a part of the University’s tradition of excellence.

Danny Wegman at a press conference, speaking in front of a sign that reads Institute for Data Science

Wegmans CEO Danny Wegman speaks after the announcement that the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation has made a $17 million donation to benefit Golisano Children's hospital and the Institute for Data Science during a news conference at Goergen Hall at the University of Rochester April 1, 2014. Read more...

Learn more about the University’s Big Data-related initiatives and giving opportunities:

For more information on giving opportunities, please contact:

Stephen A. Dare
Senior Associate Vice President and Interim Chief Operating Officer, University Advancement
(585) 275-7530

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Transformational Giving

In the spring of 2014, the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation made a $10 million lead gift to the Institute of Data Science. In recognition of this support, the institute’s landmark building will bear the Wegman name. This generous gift will help fuel innovation and discovery within the walls of the University and beyond. Together with previous gifts to the University, the Foundation has contributed $20 million to The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester.