Philanthropy News Blog

A roundup of philanthropic news.

This Week in Philanthropy: March 28 – April 3

With $150M Gift, Rogels Will Help U-M Cancer Center Transform Cancer Research, Care

Richard and Susan Rogel are on a mission to boost innovative cancer research and develop the next generation of cancer pioneers — and they are committing $150 million to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center to realize that vision.

Full article text available via Michigan Medicine, 03/29/2018.

$20M Gift to UCLA for State-of-the-Art Medical Simulation Center

A $20 million gift to UCLA will help construct a high-tech medical simulation center to train future doctors, the university announced.

The gift from Los Angeles commercial real estate developers Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld will allow UCLA Health Sciences to construct an advanced medical training facility to include computer simulations, virtual reality and high-tech mannequins.

Full article text available via Los Angeles Business Journal, 03/28/2018.

Planned Parenthood Receives $9 Million Gift to Open New Clinics in West Texas

An unnamed Texas donor has promised $9 million to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas to help construct two new health centers in West Texas within the next year, the nonprofit confirmed this week.

Full article text available via Dallas News, 03/28/2018.

Clippers Foundation to Donate $10 Million to Renovate Los Angeles’ Basketball Courts

Ahead of the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and in an effort to improve youth fitness and access to sports, the Clippers Foundation will announce a $10-million donation to the L.A. Parks Foundation to renovate all indoor and outdoor basketball courts in city parks.

Full article text available via Los Angeles Times, 04/02/2018.

Leadership Defined: Jon and Beverly Thompson Bring Earth Systems to Florida and the World

Fort Myers couple Jon and Beverly Thompson have made a $10 million gift to the University of Florida to help people better understand and adapt to Earth’s rapidly changing environment and ecosystems. Their gift is the cornerstone of a $35.7 million university initiative to promote research-based information and responses to worldwide issues such as rising oceans, eroding coastlines, saltwater intrusion into freshwater supplies, “sunny day” flooding in seaside cities, disappearing wetlands and lingering droughts.

Full article text available via UF News, 03/30/2018.