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UMMS receives largest alumni donation in school history to support ALS, neuroscience research

Riccios pledge $2 million to support the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund and establish the Riccio Fund for Neuroscience Research

Date Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

A grateful alumna and her husband have pledged $2 million to UMass Medical School to advance amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and neuroscience research. The gift from Diane M. (Casey) Riccio, PhD, GSBS ’03, and her husband, Dan Riccio, of Los Gatos, Calif., comes four years after the couple made a $1 million gift to UMMS for ALS research, which was then the single largest alumni donation in the history of the medical school.

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