Couple Gifts $50M To Lucile Packard After Grandchild Has Life-Saving Surgery At Hospital
The donation will go toward both immediate clinical care and helping with the hospital's expansion project.
The Mercury News:
Gordon And Betty Moore Donate $50 Million To Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford on Tuesday announced it has received a $50 million gift from philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore to further fund a center that provides care and research for children with heart disease. It is the largest private donation from an individual to the hospital since its original founding gift from David and Lucile Packard in 1986. The hospital, founded five years later, said the couple’s generosity will be honored by naming the center the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center. The Moores were inspired to make their donation after a child in their family benefited from care at the heart center, according to hospital officials. (Seipel, 3/28)