Archive for the 'Health' Category

27
Feb
09

$1 Million to Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation has pledged $1 million to The UCLA Foundation to fund an endowed chair in clinical pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.   The focus of the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Endowed Chair in Interdepartmental Clinical Pharmacology will be to catalyze the UCLA’s current program by augmenting research in the discipline while reinforcing the importance of clinical pharmacology education at the Geffen School of Medicine.  The foundation, created to promote education, tolerance, social services and the arts by the Gilberts, is now directed by Richard Ziman and Martin H. Blank Jr., both longtime UCLA supporters.  More information on the gift is available on the university’s web site.

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11
Feb
09

$50 Million to University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital from Caroline Amplatz

Attorney Caroline Amplatz is making a contribution of $50 million to support the new University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital in honor of her father, AGA Medical Corp. founder Kurt Amplatz.  Prior to founding AGA Medical in 1995, Dr. Amplatz was a professor of radiology at the university for more than 40 years.  According to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, “the $50 million will help pay for programs and infrastructure at the hospital, including a hybrid catheterization lab able to accommodate a cardiac surgical team if it’s needed during a less-invasive procedure.”  The hospital, which is set to open in two years, will be named the Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.


08
Feb
09

$3 Million to McGill University and Hope and Cope from Christine and Herschel Victor

A new chair in psychosocial oncology is being established at McGill University courtesy of a $3 million contribution by long-time supporters Christine and Herschel Victor.   Mr. Victor is the Chairman and CEO of Jack Victor Ltd., a clothing manufacturer, and a 1944 graduate of McGill.  The funding will support a unique collaboration between Hope and Cope, a pioneer in psychosocial care for cancer patients, and the Jewish General Hospital, which houses Hope and Cope and is a teaching hospital for McGill University.  According to a McGill news release, “the new chair will help accelerate the transfer of research and new knowledge to patients, while encouraging the sharing of best practices across support organizations in the community. Its creation complements both McGill’s all-new Psychosocial Oncology academic programs as well as the pioneering support provided by Hope & Cope to meet the needs of patients, families and friends throughout all stages of cancer, from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, survivorship, and, when necessary, palliative care and bereavement.”

05
Feb
09

$100 Million to Mass General, MIT and Harvard from Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon

Philip T. and Susan M. Ragon have pledged $100 million over ten years to a consortia of leading Boston institutions–Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology–to develop an effective vaccine against AIDS and harness the power of the immune system to prevent and cure other human diseases.  The gift will create the Philip T. and Susan M. Ragon Institute which will, according to Massachusetts General Hospital press office, “bring scientists and clinicians together with engineers, using the latest technologies in an interdisciplinary effort to better understand how the body fights infections and ultimately to apply that understanding against a wide range of infectious diseases and cancers.”  Mr. Ragon is founder, owner, and chief executive officer of InterSystems Corporation, a multinational software company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which provides database and integration technologies along with hospital information systems and national health record systems.  Mrs. Ragon is vice president of Finance and Administration at the company.  The couple resides in Cambridge.  In detailing their decision to make the gift to the consortia, Mr. Ragon explained that “by providing flexible funding and by connecting science and engineering at MIT and Harvard with the research and clinical resources of MGH, we intend to empower many of the world’s best researchers to focus on what they view as the most promising research. We hope to engage them in a multidisciplinary collaborative effort for which there may be no greater benefit – curing the ill and saving lives.” The Ragon Institute will be housed at Massachusetts General Hospital.


04
Feb
09

$1 Million to the Queensway-Carleton Hospital from Roger Greenberg

Roger Greenberg, honorary co-chair of the Ottawa Hospital campaign, made a $1 million contribution to the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, where his cousin, Dan Greenberg, serves as chief of the fundraising campaign.  According to reports on CBC, the donation will support an expansion of the hospital and the construction of its new Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre, named for Dan Greenberg’s father who was the co-founder of Minto Developments.  The gift was announced in a joint news conference with Ottawa Hospital, which reported that it had received a $1 million gift from Dan Greenberg.  These contributions follow donations by the Greenberg family of $9 million to Queensway-Carleton Hospital and $2 million to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation just last year.

04
Feb
09

$1 Million to the Ottawa Hospital from Dan Greenberg

Dan Greenberg, chief of the fundraising campaign at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, made a contribution of $1 million to the Ottawa Hospital where his cousin, Roger Greenberg, serves as honorary co-chair of the campaign. According to reports on CBC, the donation will increase the hospital’s capacity for radiation treatment and chemotherapy.  The gift was announced in a joint news conference with Queensway-Carleton Hospital, which reported that it had received a $1 million gift from Roger Greenberg.  These contributions follow donations by the Greenberg family of $9 million to Queensway-Carleton Hospital and $2 million to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation just last year.

01
Feb
09

$10 Million to Burnham Institute from Conrad Prebys

Conrad Prebys, president of Progress Construction and Management, has made a $10 million contribution to the Burnham Institute for Medical Research in support of its drug discovery center.  Previously known as the Burnham Center for Chemical Genomics, the newly renamed Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics comprises a multi-disciplinary group of scientists at Burnham’s campuses in Orlando, Florida and La Jolla, California.  According to an article in the Orlando Business Journal, when both facilities are fully operational, the center will be capable of screening more than two million chemical compounds per day in order to discover novel prototypes for the next generation of medicines.




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  • $5 Million to Montclair State University from Anonymous Donor April 14, 2009
    Montclair State University has received an anonymous donation of $5 million, the largest such gift in the institution’s history.   According to announcement by the University News division, the funds will be used principally to fund scholarships to women and minorities.
  • $12 Million to University of Illinois from Estate of Arlys Streitmatter Conrad March 24, 2009
    The University of Illinois has just announced receipt of a $12 million endowment gift from the estate of 1944 alumnae Arlys Streitmatter Conrad.  The gift will be shared equally by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS).  Mrs. Conrad had worked at S&C Electric […]
  • $3 Million to Oklahoma Schools from The Cherokee Nation March 24, 2009
    Over 100 public schools in northeastern Oklahoma will receive more than $3 million from The Cherokee Nation in 2009. The donation will come from revenue generated by tribal car tag sales. As principal Chief Chad Smith said at a news conference announcing the gift, “Innovative educational programs continue to be a priority as we plan […]
  • $3.5 Million to Wesleyan University from John Shapiro and Shonni Silverberg March 20, 2009
    In February, John M. Shapiro and Shonni J. Silverberg made a gift of $3.5 million to “transform the teaching of writing” at Wesleyan University and endow institution’s Creative Writing Center.  The donors asked that $2.5 million of the gift be used to endow a faculty position in writing and that the remaining $1 million support […]
  • $250,000 to Jarvis Christian College from Anonymous Donor February 27, 2009
    Jarvis Christian College has received $250,000 from an anonymous member of the Northway Christian Church.  The contribution, announced by Jarvis in January, will be used to endow a scholarship for a Northway student to attend the school.  Jarvis and Northway have a strong relationship, according to the Longview News-Journal, with the church supporting the co […]
  • $5 Million to the UCLA Library from the Arcadia Fund February 27, 2009
    The UCLA Library has received $5 million from the Arcadia Fund to “further develop, preserve and make accessible its collections,” according to the UCLA Newsroom.  This is the largest single gift for collections in the history of the library.  The Arcadia Fund, a British grantmaking fund administered by Charities Aid Foundation which has made several […] […]
  • $1 Million to Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation February 27, 2009
    The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation has pledged $1 million to The UCLA Foundation to fund an endowed chair in clinical pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.   The focus of the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Endowed Chair in Interdepartmental Clinical Pharmacology will be to catalyze the UCLA’s current program by […] […]
  • $1 Million to the UCLA Anderson School of Management from Richard S. Ziman February 27, 2009
    The UCLA Anderson School of Management has announced a $1 million gift from Board of Visitors member Richard S. Ziman, chairman of American Value Partners and co-chair of the school’s $100 million fundraising campaign.  One half of the contribution will fund the new Richard S. Ziman Fellowship, which will support graduate students studying real estate, […] […]
  • $2 Million to University of Tennessee from Renee Haugerud and John H. Murphy February 27, 2009
    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has announced receipt of a $2 million gift from Renee Haugerud and John H. Murphy.  According to the Times Free Press, the contribution will be split with $1.5 million to establish the Renee Haugerud and John H. Murphy Global Finance Center at the business school and the remaining $500,000 […]
  • $67 Million In-Kind Contribution by Jackie Chan to University in Singapore February 26, 2009
    Hong Kong martial arts action star Jackie Chan is donating historical Chinese houses valued at over US$67 million (S$101 million) to a new Singaporean university slated to open in 2011.  According to reports in AFP, Chan will give the campus seven wooden houses and a performing stage from his private collection which date to the […]

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