Explaining That Record-Breaking Gift to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

You might say they have a history together. Since 1983, Costco Wholesale has donated more than $16 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, becoming its largest corporate donor. Now they've just stepped things up.
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Hockey Great Gives Big to Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh

Mario Lemieux founded the Mario Lemieux Foundation in 1993, shortly after his diagnosis, almost as if he’d been planning the move all along and the cancer was just the push he needed. The foundation’s most recent gift is $2.5 million to the Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh, to establish the Mario Lemieux Lymphoma Center for Children and Young Adults.
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Nationwide Insurance Foundation Digs Deep for Pediatric Research

Last week, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation gave the Nationwide Children’s Hospital $10 million to establish the Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund, designed to support research into cures and treatments for childhood diseases. What motivated the gift, and where is the NIF going next?
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Guess Who Just Gave $17 Million to the University of Rochester

Whoomp, there it is: the biggest single gift in the Wegmans Family Charitable Foundation’s recent history. When a foundation whose usual annual giving hovers right around $11 million makes a single $17 million give, heads will turn. So it was this week when the Wegmans Family Charitable Foundation (WFCF) announced their $17 million gift to the University of Rochester.
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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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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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