Ted Stanley and his wife, Vada gave $15.5 million to the Stanley Family Foundation, in Norwalk, Conn., which primarily supports mental-health services, as well as education and the arts. The couple established the foundation in 1985. In addition, they donated $10 million to the Stanley Medical Research Institute, in Chevy Chase, Md., to support research into and treatment of mental illness. The couple also gave a total of $2.4 million to approximately 60 nonprofit groups, including AmeriCares, in Stamford, Conn.; Boys & Girls Clubs of America, in Atlanta; Friends of Children Incorporated, in Woodbury, Conn.; the Fuller Center for Housing, in Americus, Ga.; the Glimmer of Hope Foundation, in Austin, Texas; the International Rescue Committee, in New York; Trickle Up, in New York; and other charities.
Over the course of his life, Mr. Stanley donated more than $825 million in support of work at the Broad Institute, which brings together faculty from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and other collaborators. The 2014 commitment made him the research center’s largest benefactor.