Bill and Sue Gross award $20 million gift to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
November 16, 2012
The Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center recently announced it received a $20 million gift to help with the construction its new Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion from a local couple, Bill and Sue Gross, through The Gross Foundation.
According to the Million Dollar List compiled by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, The William and Sue Gross Family Foundation has been increasing its efforts since 2007 when it gave $1 million to the University of California - Los Angeles. In 2008, contributions jumped to $12 million, fell back down to $8 million in 2009 and rose to $26 million in 2010. Just under one-quarter of its gifts are distributed to health initiatives, the report found.
This new $20 million gift will name The Sue and Bill Gross Surgery and Procedure Center on the fifth floor of the 11-story Pavilion, which is expected to open Summer 2013.
"While representing a significant leap forward, the Pavilion will carry on a tradition that has long defined Cedars-Sinai: our leadership in meeting the community's health needs and providing the best quality patient care," said Thomas Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System.
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