Nancy and Steve Grand
The Grands’ early investment in the MMRF, which is the largest donation in the organization’s history, built the foundation for the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC), the tissue bank, and genomic initiatives that have accelerated clinical trials.
Mr. Grand is co-founder of Grand-Sakwa Properties, one of southeastern Michigan’s major developers of residential and retail properties, and has been recognized by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as one the most generous people in the United States.
He and his wife have recently established the Grand Water Research Institute as well as the University of California at San Francisco’s Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative. They are also avid supporters of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science to support research within the institute’s Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine.
In addition to his role on the board of the MMRF, Mr. Grand serves on the board of the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Focus Hope, American Technion Society, and the Endowment Committee of the Jewish Federation of San Francisco.