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UCSF Children's Hospital Receives $100 Million Gift To Build New Hospital
Date:6/22/2010

UCSF Children’s Hospital has received a $100 million gift to help fund the construction of its new home at the UCSF Mission Bay campus near downtown San Francisco.

(Vocus) June 22, 2010 -- UCSF Children’s Hospital has received a $100 million gift to help fund the construction of its new home at the UCSF Mission Bay campus near downtown San Francisco. The gift is a private donation from San Francisco residents Lynne and Marc Benioff, and is both the largest gift the donors have ever made and the largest gift ever granted specifically to the UCSF Children’s Hospital.

Marc Benioff is founder, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, the San Francisco-based enterprise cloud computing company. Benioff will formally announce the gift today at the salesforce.com Cloudforce 2010 customer and developer conference in San Jose, CA.

In honor of the donors, the hospital is being officially renamed UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The new name will apply to the current facility at UCSF’s Parnassus Heights campus and to the future UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay, part of a 289-bed integrated hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients that is scheduled to break ground this year.

“The significance of this gift is truly profound and underscores Lynne and Marc Benioff’s dedication to giving back to their community through philanthropy,” said UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH. “Their contribution will play a vital role in maintaining UCSF’s excellence in patient care, discovery and education, and as a leader making a difference in both the local San Francisco Bay Area and worldwide.”

“The Benioffs’ extraordinary generosity will have a direct impact on the many thousands of young patients cared for at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital each year,&rdq
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