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Transformational Gift Tracker: July 2023

BY Ashley Roberts


GOBEL’s Research Team keeps track of all publicly announced healthcare gifts of $10M+. Below find a list of principal/transformational gifts that were announced in July 2023.

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$10M+ healthcare gifts in July 2023:

  • New York University Long Island School of Medicine announced a $200M gift from Kenneth & Elaine Langone, providing full-tuition scholarships in perpetuity and renaming the school the NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, in honor of Robert I. Grossman, MD.
  • The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute, a non-profit organization founded by Chen Tianqiao and his wife Chrissy Luo, plans to invest CNY1 billion ($138M) to support the use of artificial intelligence in brain science research through creating an AI brain science laboratory, MindX.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian announced a $35M gift from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to address the youth mental health crisis and expand behavioral health services through expanded child and adolescent inpatient units and creating a state-of-the-art ambulatory behavioral health center at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health in White Plains; build upon its telepsychiatry services; and develop programs to increase awareness and access to youth mental health care and resources in the community.
  • Texas Heart Institute received a $32M bequest from the late Dr. Frederick M. Weissman who was treated by cardiac surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley in the mid-1980s.
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital announced a $25M gift from Frank and Barbara Resnek to support research into primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). This gift will advance and expand work underway within the Resnek Family Center for PSC Research at the Brigham, which was launched in 2019 thanks to support from the Resneks and has brought together scientists worldwide to study this rare, chronic liver disease.
  • As part of its 75th celebration to honor founders, John and Lottie Mabee, the JE and LE Mabee Foundation announced a $25M capital gift to the Permian Basin Behavioral Health Center , naming the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Permian Basin Behavioral Health Center.
  • Seoul National University Hospital announced a donation of 30 billion won ($23.7M) from Naver Corp., a South Korean internet portal company, to support research in digital biotech.
  • The Zilber Family Foundation donated $20M to the University of Wisconsin’s Joseph J. Zilber College of Public Health, creating two endowments: the Zilber Faculty Excellence Fund and the Vera Zilber Student Program Fund.
  • Wayne State University announced a $20M from Seema Boesky to establish the Ben L. Silberstein Institute for Brain Health, named in honor of her late father. The institute will promote team interactional science to accelerate and fast track neurodiagnostic and treatment advances for real-world childhood and adult brain disorders such as addiction, chronic pain, depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, brain injury and trauma, Parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia, among others.
  • The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School received a gift of $18.8M from the Parker Health Group to create the Parker Health Group Division of Geriatrics in the medical school’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, which will focus on improving care for seniors through applied research, education, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital received a gift of $18M from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and the Joseph and Kathleen Sorenson Legacy Foundation to create new, private, kid-friendly infusion, outpatient, and inpatient rooms.
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced a $16.25M gift from Howard and Susan Elias to accelerate brain tumor and cancer neuroscience research in honor of Mr. Elias’ son, Harrison, who was successfully treated for brain cancer in 2000.
  • JESPY House, a South Orange-based nonprofit organization that supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, received a $13.25M matching gift from The Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation, establishing The Cooperman family Campus.
  • A $11.5M gift from Ann and John Wood of the FairfaxWood Scholarship Foundation, will enable Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine to create a game-changing infrastructure that will combat amyloidosis, a disease which effects the heart, kidneys, liver, and brain, using a collaborative, whole-body approach.
  • Northwell Health and the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research received a $10M gift from Scott and Debby Rechler to create the Scott and Debby Rechler Center for Health Outcomes within the Institute of Health System Science at the Feinstein Institutes which will support the development of large-scale data models and leverage the utilization of cutting-edge artificial intelligence tools to identify and address healthcare disparities and patient risk factors to ultimately improve care and establish the endowed Scott and Debby Rechler Professor of Health Outcomes and support the recruitment of a nationally recognized leader for the center.
  • The Robert and Lisa Margolis Family Foundation has given $10M to Duke University to leverage and extend the work of the Margolis Center for Health Policy to improve health, health equity and the value of health care through practical policy analysis.
  • The University of Texas Permian Basin has received $10M in grants from the Permian Strategic Partnership and the Scharbauer Foundation to strengthen the mental and behavioral health workforce in the Permian Basin. These funds will allow UTPB to cover tuition and mandatory fees for graduate students who live in one of the 22 counties in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico that make up the Permian Basin and are majoring in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or School Counseling.

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