Children's Hospital Los Angeles has announced a $50 million gift from the Anderson Stewart Family Foundation in support of its mission to provide family-centered pediatric care for the critically ill.
The gift from the family of longtime hospital supporters Marion and John E. Anderson will help ensure that all patients have access to the lifesaving care they need and that doctors, researchers, nurses, and other caregivers are equipped with the resources required to provide that care.
In 2011, the Andersons made a $50 million gift to complete construction of the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion. The latest gift from the couple makes them the largest benefactors of the hospital in its history. Marion Anderson served on the CHLA board from 1989 until her death in 2017 and co-chaired its board from 1999 to 2012, leading its most successful fundraising campaign to date.
"[Marion] often said it was she who should be thanking Children's Hospital Los Angeles, that her life was transformed for the better as a result of her years of involvement at CHLA," said Judy Munzig, the Andersons' daughter and chair of the Anderson Stewart Family Foundation. "She loved meeting the children at the hospital and always believed the patients and families deserved the spotlight for their courage and resilience."
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