Marcus Foundation Awards $38 Million for Brain Health Institute

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora has announced a gift of $38 million over five years from the Marcus Foundation to establish the Marcus Institute for Brain Health.

Expected to be the cornerstone of a planned national network devoted to intensive treatment of military veterans suffering from brain injuries, MIBH will provide veterans with personalized, immersive care in a single location, rather than having them travel from clinic to clinic. Among other things, the institute will optimize the functions of conventional medicine diagnostic treatment while integrating alternative approaches such as mindfulness training, physical therapy and massage, acupuncture, yoga, and canine and equine therapy. "The Marcus Institute for Brain Health will share its lessons learned with systems across the country in real time," said MIBH executive director James P. Kelly. "What's happening in Colorado will reverberate beyond our state’s borders to every corner of the nation."

"We're starting here in Colorado with this medical campus," said Bernard Marcus, a co-founder of Home Depot and a signatory to the Giving Pledge. "This building is only the first step of a major organization that’s going to be unaffiliated; we’ll join together and try to create the best of the best, and that’s what my foundation is all about."

"$38 Million Gift Launches Marcus Institute for Brain Health." University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Press Release 05/16/2017.