– University Hospitals (UH) has achieved its Discover the Difference: The Camp
aign for University Hospitals
goal of $1.5 billion. This milestone represents the culmination of a multi-year effort made possible through the generosity of more than 83,500 donors – including individuals, corporations, foundations and government support – contributing nearly 185,000 gifts. Donor support ranged from $1 to $72.6 million. The final amount donated to the historic campaign: $1,511,586,803.
“The extraordinary success of the Discover the Difference campaign is a tribute to the enduring philanthropic spirit upon which University Hospitals was founded 151 years ago,” says Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO, University Hospitals. “The generosity of our community and continuous commitment to excellence paved the way to an unprecedented transformation into one of the top health care delivery systems in the nation.”
UH publically launched Discover the Difference: The Campaign for University Hospitals
in 2010 with a goal of $1 billion. After community support far exceeded expectations, in 2012 the goal was increased to $1.5 billion. UH is the second health system in the country, and the only in Ohio, to accomplish such an ambitious campaign goal.
The campaign has been used to enhance and expand clinical care programs, establish new endowed funds, and complete capital projects including those identified in the Vision 2010 strategic plan: UH Ahuja Medical Center; UH Seidman Cancer Center; Center for Emergency Medicine and Marcy R. Horvitz Pediatric Emergency Center; and the Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
University Hospitals will hold a gala to thank its donors Saturday, May 13 at the Hilton Cleveland (100 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio). A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and program begins at 8:30 p.m.