Skip to main content
GOBEL Transformational Gifts Watch

December Transformational Gift Watch

GOBEL’s Research Team keeps track of all publicly announced healthcare gifts of $10M+. Below find a list of principal/transformational gifts that took place in late November through December 2022.

Did we miss a principal/transformational gift at your organization, or somewhere else? Send the information to and we’ll add it to the tracker!

Come back in mid-January when GOBEL releases its 2022 Transformational Gift report, featuring an analysis of all eight- and nine-figure gifts to healthcare philanthropy. We counted more than 140 gifts of $10M+ to healthcare institutions over the past year, and we’ll let you know the trends you should be aware of as your organization goes forward.

Individual $10M+ healthcare gifts:

*In December, Michigan Medicine received a $50M gift from the D. Dan & Betty Kahn Foundation: Michigan Medicine receives $50M; will name new hospital after philanthropists D. Dan and Betty Kahn | University of Michigan News (

*In late November, the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation announced a $30M gift from Jim Pattison to fund a new acute care tower: Celebrating a transformational $30-million donation from Jim Pattison – Royal Columbian Hospital (

*In December, the University of British Columbia received a $33.8M (CAN) gift to advance research to treat multiple sclerosis from an unnamed donor: Unnamed donor gives record $33.8 million to MS research in B.C. with goal of saving lives | CBC News

*In December, the Jupiter Medical Center announced a $25M gift from Johnny and Terry Gray in support of surgical advancements: Jupiter Medical Center Receives $25 Million Donation to Support Advanced Surgical Institute (

*In December, the Colorado University Cancer Center received a $20M gift from Katy and Paul Rady to fund initiatives to accelerate medical breakthroughs and improve patient outcomes: CU Cancer Center Receives $20 Million Gift to Advance Esophageal Cancer Research and Care (

*In December, Weill Cornell Medicine received a $20M gift from Andrew H. and Ann R. Tisch to foster engagement and collaboration between WCM and Cornell Tech to catalyze new discoveries in health and technology: $20M Gift to Boost Innovation in Health and Technology | Newsroom | Weill Cornell Medicine

*In December, Atrium Health received $10M from the C.D. Spangler Foundation to transform women’s care across the Atrium system: C.D. Spangler Foundation Invests $10 Million to Transform Women’s Care at Atrium Health

*In late December, University of Nebraska Medical Center received a $20M bequest from alum Joe Williams to endow scholarships, deanships, and other funds at its College of Pharmacy: Alumnus makes ‘truly transformational’ $20 million gift to UNMC College of Pharmacy | Newsroom | University of Nebraska Medical Center

Want to be more up to date on all the major healthcare gifts? Make sure you’re subscribed to GOBEL’s Daily Research Digest, which delivers the top news in healthcare and philanthropy straight to your inbox every workday afternoon. Visit to sign