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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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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Going After Big Fish: Looking for Funding from Genentech Foundation

Genentech handed out no less than 823 grants during fiscal year 2012. The Foundation may be very transparent with their actual giving, but when it comes to offering advice to would-be grantseekers, their content is thin, and vague. Read our tips for cutting through the ambiguity.
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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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Which Five Bay-Area Organizations Just Landed $10 Million Each From the Salesforce Foundation?

Headquartered in San Francisco, the Salesforce Foundation has a vested interest in funding initiatives that improve its home turf. In 2010, it announced its new Power of Us: San Francisco program, zeroing in on five nonprofit organizations within southeastern San Francisco to receive $10 million apiece.
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Here's Why the Hearst Foundation Is Investing $1 Million in Albany, N.Y. Hospital Expansion

The Hearst Foundation (or Foundations, since it's divided into a couple of separate entities for tax purposes) has assets of more than $800,000. While the philanthropic efforts it supports are diverse, close to a third of the Hearst Foundation's annual giving goes to its health portfolio. 

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How Generous Is the Helmsley Trust to Hospitals?

Businesswoman and famed dog-lover Leona Helmsley may have had a reputation for being, well, tyrannical, but whatever her shortcomings in the realm of interpersonal skills, she was — and continues to be — a major contributor to American hospital philanthropy.

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Why the Helmsley Trust Likes Rural Radiation Oncology

With more than $4 billion in assets, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has a lot of money to invest, and a stated interest in rural healthcare. This is good news for America's rural hospitals, which often lag behind their urban counterparts in terms of funding and services.

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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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