The longstanding commitment of Jack and Vickie Farber, personally and through the Farber Family Foundation, enabled Jefferson to establish the Jack and Vickie Farber Institute for Neuroscience at Jefferson, a world-class facility for research and clinical care.

The institute is at the forefront of neuroscience discovery and disease treatment, bringing together globally recognized researchers and physicians from neurosurgery, neurology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. The focus there is on basic and clinical research in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Jack Farber, who passed away in December of 2022, served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University (Chairman 1995-2000), Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, and the Jefferson Health System. He was Chairman of the Board of CSS Industries, Inc., and President of the Farber Family Foundation Inc. He also served on the Board of Trustees or Directors of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Inc., the American Jewish Committee, and the American Interfaith Institute, and was Vice Chairman of The National Liberty Museum.

Vickie Farber has been an active member of the Women’s Board of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for many years. She is also a Board Member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association, a member of the Education Board of the National Liberty Museum, Vice President of the Farber Family Foundation, Inc., and a member of the Board of Governors of the Farber Institute for Neurosciences.