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Joyce and Stanley Black Donate $15 Million Gift to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

One of California’s most generous philanthropic couples, Joyce and Stanley Black, has made a $15 million gift to fund research and clinical care programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In honor of one of the largest individual contributions in the history of the hospital, its Gateway Building will be renamed the Joyce and Stanley Black Family Building.

“This incredible gift will go toward the life-saving and life-giving programs that help the 97,000 children treated annually by our hospital,” says Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Joyce and Stanley are longtime supporters of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and their generous donation reflects their devotion to providing the best medical care to our children.

Full article text is available via Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Press Release, 10/4/13. 

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Lands Largest-ever Individual Donation

The largest donation ever received by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is to be announced Friday morning at its College Hill campus, which includes residential treatment units for kids with chronic mental health problems.

The amount of the donation and the name of the donor won’t be revealed by the hospital until then, but the money will help expand the facility at 5642 Hamilton Ave., which has 33 residential beds and 67 inpatient beds. Located on 25 wooded acres, the facility is operated by the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s.

Full article text is available via Bizjournals, 10/3/13.


PIC Investment Group and Yuel Family Announce 2.25 Million to Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan

PIC Investment Group and Yuel Family have announced their donation of 2.25 million dollars in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. This donation is a part of the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Capital Campaign and will be used to create the PIC Investment Group and Yuel Family Outdoor Patient Play Area in Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.

“I am proud and humbled to be able to present this donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan Capital Campaign,” says Greg Yuel on behalf of PIC Investment Group and Yuel Family. “This donation reflects both our company’s, and my family’s belief in the growth and potential of Saskatchewan. We recognize how important it is to give back to our province, and I am grateful that we can be a part of this project that will benefit so many.”

Full article text is available via Children’s Hospital Foundation Press Release, 10/1/13.

Chicago Area Family Donates $10 Million to Comer Children’s Hospital

A dozen members of the Stephen family, founders of Palatine-based Weber-Stephen Products Co., the company behind the iconic dome-shaped Weber Grill, have donated $10 million to support neonatal care at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital. The neonatology center’s new name, the Margaret M. and George A. Stephen Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), was unveiled Sunday to more than a 1,000 attendees of an annual celebration reuniting NICU doctors, nurses and staff with families they once cared for.

The gift, among the Chicago area’s largest ever earmarked for neonatal care, will support research toward advancements in treatments for critically ill and premature newborns, along with genetic studies to uncover links to early childhood diseases. The donation also enables the recruitment of an accomplished neonatologist who will become the new Stephen Family Professor of Pediatrics.

Full article text is available via The University of Chicago Medicine Press Release, 09/29/13.

Lotto Donation Expected to Surpass $1-million for Alberta Children’s Hospital

It appears the Alberta Children’s Hospital will be getting an even larger donation than last year from the Kinsmen Lotto.

The 2013 lottery sold about 92% of its tickets, according to Lotto Chair Robin Stanton.

Stanton says while the number has yet to be confirmed, this year’s donation has surpassed 2012′s total of $971,000.

“If we hit that milion dollar mark again, it will be really, really nice,” says Stanton. “And, from all indications, that is an actual fact for what is going to happen.”

Full article text is available via 660 News, 09/14/13.

Love’s Travel Stops Paper Heart Campaign Raises $2 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Love’s Travel Stops employees and customers are showing a lot of heart for local sick and injured kids with the return of their annual in-store fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Now through September 23, those who donate a $1, $5 or $20 paper heart icon at the register will directly help the nearest CMN Hospital fund vital treatments, equipment, therapy programs and charitable care.

“The dedication Love’s team members have for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during our campaign each year is truly an inspiration,” said Jenny Love Meyer, Love’s vice president of communications. “They are devoted to making a difference for the children in their communities that need our help.”

Full article text is available via Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Press Release, 08/19/13.

Donald Hall and Hall Family Foundation Pledge $75 Million to Children’s Mercy Hospital

Donald J. Hall and the Hall Family Foundation on Wednesday announced that they would commit $75 million for a new medical research building at Children’s Mercy Hospital, but only if voters in November approve a half-cent sales tax geared to raise $800 million for such research over 20 years.

The foundation recognizes that the proposed tax increase “is asking a great deal of the voters of Jackson County,” he said. “However, we believe this is a moment we must seize. The tax is transformational. If it is passed, we will look back and say it helped shape our city.”

Full article text is available via The Kansas City Star, 09/04/13. 

Couple Leaves $25 Million to 2 St. Louis Children’s Hospitals

Howard and Dorothea Hebebrand loved to fly, sail, travel to foreign countries and help children, even though they didn’t have any of their own.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation and Shriners Hospital for Children-St. Louis are sorting through the final details of a $25 million gift from the couple’s estate.

Even split between the two hospitals, it’s the largest bequest St. Louis Children’s has received in its 130-year history.

Full article text is available via St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 08/27/13.


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