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Newman's Own Donates $100,000 to Children's Hospital

December 12, 2002

Donation supports hospital mission to treat every child.

Donation supports hospital mission to treat every child.

Seattle, Wash.: Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center recently received a gift of $100,000 from actor Paul Newman, who donates all the after-tax profits from Newman’s Own to charity. Proceeds benefit Children’s financial assistance program, which guarantees that every child receive medical care regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

“We are extremely grateful to Paul Newman and Newman’s Own for their generous gift,” said Elna Duffield, a Children’s Trustee. “Their commitment to children and educational causes around the country is a model of corporate commitment and generosity.”

With this contribution, Newman’s Own has donated over $1 million to charitable organizations throughout Washington state. “This gift to Children’s Hospital brings Paul Newman’s total donations to the hospital to over half a million dollars,” said Tom Indoe, COO of Newman’s Own. “It reflects his philosophy of giving money directly back into the communities that buy his products.”

About Newman’s Own

Paul Newman donates all after-tax profits from the sale of Newman’s Own products to educational and charitable causes. Since 1982, he has donated more than $125 million to thousands of charities. For
years, Paul Newman filled old wine bottles with his homemade salad dressing for Christmas gifts. One day, he reckoned that what was good enough for his pals was good enough for the public, and Newman’s Own all-natural line of food products was born. It has grown to include pasta sauce, microwave popcorn, salsa, lemonade and steak sauce. For more information about Newman’s Own, please visit our website at

About Seattle Children's Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit

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