December 26, 2011
The first endowed chairs in cardiovascular surgery and gastrointestinal cancer at Hoag Hospital were named earlier this month, according to a hospital news release. Cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Aidan Raney, named the James & Pamela Muzzy endowed chairman in cardiovascular surgery, and digestive disease expert Dr. John Lipham, named the James & Pamela Muzzy endowed chairman in gastrointestinal cancer, were recognized Dec. 7 at the inaugural Hoag Hospital Foundation's Endowed Chair Investiture Ceremony.
February 5, 2013
Laguna Beach philanthropists Sue and Bill Gross donated $2 million to help fund the work of Hoag Hospital breast cancer expert Dr. Melvin Silverstein, the hospital announced Monday. The gift establishes the Gross Family Foundation endowed chair in oncoplastic breast surgery, which will allow Silverstein to expand his training of other breast cancer specialists. Hoag's endowed chair system, which is similar to those at academic institutions, gives leaders in a specific field more money and flexibility to pursue innovative treatment methods.
September 13, 2007
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has received a $16-million gift from the George Hoag Family Foundation, marking the second largest donation in the Newport Beach hospital?s history. The money, which the foundation has pledged over the next decade, is earmarked for the Hoag Cancer Center and the hospital?s new diabetes program. The foundation has already given Hoag about $1.5 million and will parcel out the rest in the coming years. In terms of dollars, the gift ranks second only to the $20 million donated to the hospital in January 2005 by Newport Beach philanthropists Bill and Sue Gross.
February 7, 2008
A product of the largest known arts endowment in history, the J. Paul Getty Museum opened to the public in 1997. The museum sits atop a hill in Brentwood and on a clear day offers great views of Los Angeles and beyond. Despite the enormous collection of fine art inside of the buildings, the main attraction lies outside of its walls. Visitors can spend hours walking through the museum’s gardens admiring the stunning architecture. Admission No reservations are required for the free visits.
September 9, 2007
South Coast Repertory has received a $10 million gift from longtime theater patrons George and Julianne Argyros. “The gift will help us bring in quality artists with increased compensation and obtain the most sophisticated technical equipment,” said South Coast Repertory Artistic Director David Emmes. The gift is part of the theater’s newly unveiled Legacy Campaign, which will raise $24 million in endowed funds and $15 million in annual funding. The announcement was made at the South Coast Repertory annual gala Saturday evening at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, which raised $600,000 toward artistic and educational programs at the theater.
June 9, 2006
GLENDALE ? The Armenian National Committee of America has done a lot for the Armenian community through its programs, but in order to do more, it needs more money, organization officials said. So it will host a telethon on Sunday to raise money for its general endowment ? the nonprofit and non-political arm of the group that funds educational programs. "The purpose is to raise funds for the endowment, whose purpose is to fund education efforts to encourage civic participation and voter registration," said Zanku Armenian, a board member of the Western Region of the Armenian National Committee based in Glendale.
February 15, 2003
Lolita Harper South Coast Repertory was feeling the love Friday when theater officials learned they would receive $1.05 million to expand funding for various artists, officials said. South Coast Repertory was one of seven nonprofit theaters to receive part of $6.3 million through a national program funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Costa Mesa theater received the second highest amount of all recipients, just behind Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, which got $1.5 million.
November 2, 1999
NEWPORT BEACH -- The Donald Bren Foundation on Monday awarded Caltech a $10-million grant to support the school's biological sciences department. "Caltech's focus on biological sciences will open a new area for its scholarly inquiry and research that promises endless possibilities to profoundly touch and improve our lives," said Bren, chairman of the Irvine Co. The grant, named the Bren Professors Endowment, will help establish professorships in biology and related disciplines.
January 5, 2000
A Laguna Niguel attorney was recently named to the Orange County Fair and Exposition Center board of directors by Gov. Gray Davis. Ruben Smith, 42, was appointed to the position last month and will replace Don Willet of Newport Beach, who served for eight years on the board. Smith is president-elect of the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of the Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund. He graduated from the University of Southern California and did postgraduate work at Yale University.