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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY June 2016 | Archived Issues

The Campaign for Cedars-Sinai Begins Public Phase

Cedars-Sinai is conducting its most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the institution – the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai – with a goal of raising $600 million by 2018. This July marks the beginning of the public phase of the campaign, when the organization will begin sharing its goals and mission with the community at large.

Each member of the Cedars-Sinai staff can have a direct impact on the campaign's success. Cedars-Sinai's collective commitment to providing world-class care to patients is critical in raising philanthropic support. Grateful patients compose the majority of Cedars-Sinai's donors – about 75 percent. These investments help fund innovative research and technology that lead to groundbreaking advances in patient care.

The Campaign for Cedars-Sinai supports interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in the following key areas:

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

Additional information about these key areas can be found on the Cedars-Sinai intranet.

Since its launch on July 1, 2010, the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai has raised more than $480 million, largely through major gifts of several thousand dollars or more. The public phase of the campaign, which runs through June 2018, will focus on attracting donors at all levels of support.

In the coming months, staff members will hear more about the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai — and the impact of its supporters — through communications in Cedars-Sinai publications and in public advertising initiatives.

Staff will have the opportunity to learn more about the campaign and become involved at a launch event on Friday, July 8, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The event will feature giveaways and presentations from senior medical and institutional leadership talking about the innovations and research funded by the campaign.