UVa Health System Receives Big Gift

By: Althea Paul
By: Althea Paul

December 12, 2005

The University of Virginia Health System received some big bucks. A private foundation in Charlottesville, The Ivy Foundation, has donated $45 million to the hospital. The money will be used to support biomedical research and patient care. This marks the largest gift ever given to the facility that is specifically for medical research.

"If this isn't the largest gift that I ever have something to do with, it's going to be awfully close. This is a phenomenal thing that's happened to us," said the Dean of UVa's School of Medicine, Dr. Arthur Garson, Jr.

The money will go towards three building projects in the Health System, which includes a new cancer center.

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