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UCSF Medical Center receives $125 million gift to build new hospital
Date:3/13/2009

UCSF Medical Center has received a $125 million gift for its campaign to build a children's, women's specialty and cancer hospital complex at the UCSF Mission Bay campus, near downtown San Francisco. This is the largest support to date for the $600 million hospital fundraising campaign and among the largest gifts in UCSF's history.

The gift, which requires a 100 percent match to encourage support from other philanthropists, was made by Charles F. Feeney, founding chairman of The Atlantic Philanthropies. It is the largest single grant ever made by Feeney or the foundation he created.

This brings to $270 million The Atlantic Philanthropies' total commitment to UCSF's Mission Bay campus, making the foundation the greatest cumulative supporter of UCSF since the university was founded in 1864.

"The Atlantic Philanthropies' enormous generosity to UCSF underscores the personal commitment of its founder, Chuck Feeney, to giving while living and to choosing recipients who will make a difference in the world. We are honored to partner with The Atlantic Philanthropies in this effort" said UCSF Chancellor J. Michael Bishop, MD. "The new medical center at Mission Bay is critical to the future of UCSF as a world-class health sciences institution, as well as to the health care professionals and scientists we train and the patients we serve."

Uniting World-Class Research and Clinical Care

This is the lead gift to date for the planned $1.68 billion medical center and brings the total raised for the campaign to just over $205 million.

Upon completion in 2014, the 289-bed project will include a children's hospital with urgent/emergency care and pediatric ambulatory care facilities, a women's hospital for cancer care and specialty surgery, a center for mothers and newborns, and a hospital for adult cancer patients.

The integrated specialty hospitals will be strategically located on a 14.5-acre parcel adja
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Contact: Kristen Bole
kbole@pubaff.ucsf.edu
415-476-2557
University of California - San Francisco
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