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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF August 10, 2018 | Archived Issues

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Campaign for Cedars-Sinai Tops Fundraising Goal

The most ambitious fundraising effort in Cedars-Sinai history finished June 30, surpassing its $600 million target by more than $15 million, thanks to the help of 70,000 donors.

Launched in July 2010, the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai called upon grateful patients, families, friends and staff members to support breakthroughs in patient care by making contributions to help fund innovative research, high-quality patient care programs and medical education.

Approximately 75 percent of Cedars-Sinai donors are grateful patients.

"For such an ambitious campaign to exceed its goal is a reminder that our collective commitment to providing world-class care is both recognized and valued," said Art Ochoa, senior vice president of Community Relations and Development and chief development officer. "We want to thank our staff for going to exceptional lengths to care for patients and their families. That commitment has inspired patients to give back."

The funds raised by the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai will continue to support interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation within the key areas of:

  • Disease prevention and control
  • Precision medicine and targeted therapies
  • Aging and longevity
  • Innovations in healthcare and technology
  • Education and training

"This campaign’s success will translate into real, lifesaving treatments," said Shlomo Melmed, MD, executive vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of the Medical Faculty. "These generous contributions ensure that the valuable work required to advance discoveries leading to the highest quality healthcare delivery at Cedars-Sinai can continue for years to come."

While the campaign has ended, employees wishing to support Cedars-Sinai research and initiatives can continue to do so through the Employee Giving program. For more information, visit the Employee Giving program website.