Meet the Unlikely Figure Who Made Las Vegas a Center for Brain Research

We’ve said it before, and I’m sure we’ll say it again: personal tragedy can precipitate some really selfless giving. We’ve seen it from the Sontag Foundation, the Ivy Foundation, and now, from Larry Ruvo: Las Vegan, liquor distribution mogul, son of Lou Ruvo, who died of Alzheimer’s in 1994.
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Seahawks’ Owner Paul Allen Funding Brain Injury Research

Do you suppose it’s merely coincidence, or is Paul Allen trying to cancel out the moral smirch of causing football-related brain injuries by funding research into traumatic brain injury? In November, Microsoft cofounder Allen announced a $2.37 million dollar gift to be shared jointly by Washington State University and Allen’s own Allen Institute for Brain Science.
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Ellison Terminates Funding Programs

Well, we didn’t see that coming. Surely you didn’t either. Though the organization has yet to make a formal announcement, on November 4th, 2013, Kevin Lee confirmed -- via private correspondence with IP editors -- that Ellison is pulling up its stakes and getting out of the medical philanthropy game.
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Inside Debbie Jones' Living Well Network

The Living Well Network isn't Debbie Jones' — it's her husband's. In 2012, Mrs. Jones gifted $1 million to Methodists Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis in honor of her late husband Dennis, to help prevent other people from losing a loved one the same way she lost her husband. In 2009, two days after Christmas, Dennis Jones committed suicide after a lifelong battle with depression.

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