Seattle Children’s Receives $60M Donation to Fund Care for Sick Children, Second Largest in Its History
Seattle Children’s has received the second largest donation in its history from the late Seattle businessman Bruce Leven. The gift is expected to exceed $60 million and will help the organization offer financial assistance for children and families in need of care through the newly created Bruce Leven Endowed Fund. “We are deeply grateful for Bruce’s incredible generosity in leaving behind a lasting legacy that will help us say yes to hope, care and cure for every child in our region,” said Seattle Children’s chief executive officer Dr. Jeff Sperring. “Kids need us now more than ever. It is gifts like these from our community that will ensure we will be able to meet these growing needs now and into the future.” The donation is part of the organization’s $1 billion “It Starts With Yes campaign,” which launched in November.
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Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.
Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research. Join Seattle Children’s bold initiative – It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s – to transform children’s health for generations to come.
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