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

s hospitals, one of the original National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health and one of the largest national Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Laret said the co-location of three specialties in one complex, integrated with a major biomedical research campus, will ensure continued excellence in these fields of care.

This is the third major UCSF project The Atlantic Philanthropies has supported at Mission Bay through grants from its founding chairman. Previous gifts include $20 million to fund construction of a cancer research building and a series of gifts totaling $125 million to support an innovative, integrated research and clinical building for cardiovascular care.

Each of these was the largest gift for the specific project when it was given and was pivotal in encouraging other philanthropic support. Both projects are currently under construction. The foundation also has contributed $150,000 to UCSF-Cuba Research Program in Health Diplomacy.

Previously, the largest gift in the Mission Bay hospitals' campaign had been an anonymous donation of $25 million. As a university, UCSF's largest previous philanthropic commitments, other than land or those mentioned above from Atlantic, were a $150 million anonymous gift to fund research and programs in the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and a $50 million commitment from Genentech, Inc.


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