How This Couple Fueled a New Hospital Tower

In many ways, Richard and Melanie Lundquist are a normal philanthropic couple. He earns the money, she writes the checks. But the couple’s philanthropy moved out of the realm of “ordinary” when they gave $50 million to Torrance Memorial Medical Center, to build a new patient tower.
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Patrick Soon-Shiong Has Been Giving Big to Hospitals. But Is That Going to Change?

Self-made billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, 62, just can’t keep still. Most recently, he’s founded NantHealth, a medical technology company seeking to solve the "interoperability crisis." Will this new venture shift his philanthropic attention in new directions?
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Meet the Petersens: Guns, Cars, Taxidermy, and Children’s Health

They certainly were interesting people. The Petersens created Hot Rod magazine in 1948, established a car museum in L.A. in 1994, and maintained a keen interest in planes, antique guns, and sport shooting. But in with their eccentricities and the trappings of wealth, the Petersens had a compassionate side.
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Interested in Denny Sanford’s Money? Be Direct

There are no strings attached to Sanford's money, no bean counters, no application process fraught with red tape. Sanford’s inbox is always open for proposals, especially from children’s organizations and hospitals, which he reads himself. If he likes you, he’ll write you a check—likely, a very big check—from his personal checking account. But how do you catch his eye?
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Pistol Packing Philanthropy: What Makes Ike Perlmutter Tick?

Seventy-one year old Israeli émigré Ike Perlmutter has enjoyed a lengthy, ridiculously profitable career almost completely outside the spotlight--and he and now his wife have given $50 million to NYU Langone Medical Center. Incongruous? Hardly. Welcome to philanthropy, Perlmutter-style.
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Inside Laura and Isaac Perlmutter’s $50 Million Gift to NYU Langone

It’s always interesting when a foundation does something unexpected, isn’t it? Really makes you sit up and pay attention. So it was last week, when the NYU Langone Medical Center announced receipt of a $50 million gift to support their cancer research.
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What’s the Secret to Catching Henry Samueli’s Eye?

As soon as Broadcom went public in 1998, Henry Samueli was rolling up $30 million and off-loading it to his alma mater, UCLA, to found the Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Shortly thereafter, he gave $20 million to UC Irvine to found an Engineering school there. And those first two gifts set a real precedent for the giving he’s undertaken since: He’s handed out over $285 million since 1999. And he’s signed the Giving Pledge in 2012.
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This Convicted Tax Evader Gave $1 Million to St. Louis Area Hospital for Neonatal Care

It's hard enough to take care of a healthy baby. Babies born prematurely or with obvious health difficulties, however, present additional uncertainties, questions, and challenges for parents. With a $1 million gift to St. Luke's Hospital in Missouri, the Saigh Foundation hopes to support families with infants in the neonatal special care nursery.

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Here's the Hot Tub Mogul Who Gave $27 Million to the Children's Hospital of Orange County

In today's edition of Inside Philanthropy hospital news, we learn about a Los Angeles hot tub mogul who devoted $27 million of his fortune to build a pediatric hospital tower in Orange County, California. Here, the improbable, Horatio Alger-style story of Bill Holmes.

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A Hillbilly for Hospitals: Larry the Cable Guy's Philanthropy

We all know that the redneck roots of Dan Whitney, better known as Larry the Cable Guy, run deep, but who knew that his philanthropy had such deep pockets? In fact, Larry the Cable guy was just outside of the top 10 celebrity donors in 2010, giving $1.2 million to charity — surprising coming from a man who portrays himself as a beer swilling, dim-witted hillbilly.

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Behind Taubman's $56 Million Gift — and its Dissidents

In Michigan, you're either green or blue. Alfred A. Taubman — billionaire philanthropist, convicted felon, and University of Michigan drop-out — is blue through and through. The fact that Taubman has a criminal record made a few University of Michigan officials a bit prickly when he made his $56 million donation to U of M's Medical School in 2011. Convicted felon or not, the U of M Board of Regents took the money, effectively telling all of those opposed to deal with it.

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