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2018 Annual Report

Report on Philanthropy

At University Hospitals, there is no greater mark of success than the support of those we serve. No greater measure of our performance than our connection to the community.

2018 by the Numbers

More than


Million in Total Giving


Gifts of $1 Million or More

More than


Total Gifts Received

Visionary Gifts

Community Gifts

Hope and Healing in Ashland

Samaritan Hospital Foundation supports programmatic and capital needs of UH Samaritan Medical Center.

Pregnancy Program Addresses Infant Mortality

More than $1 million received to expand successful CenteringPregnancy program
at UH Rainbow Center for
Women & Children.

Support for Vital Mental Health Initiatives

Gift from the Cleveland Foundation improves access to mental health programming at UH Rainbow Center for
Women & Children.

Pursuing a Cure for Childhood Cancers

Yamilet Huerta, MD, was one of just seven fellows awarded grant support from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in 2018.

Specialty Clinics in Portage

Two major gifts benefit
specialty care at UH Portage Medical Center.

New Endowed Funds and Positions

Brenda and Marshall B. Brown Master Clinician in Innovation and Discovery

Brenda and Marshall Brown feel lucky to give back to their hometown.

Bob and Ann Gillespie Master Clinician in Oncology

Ann Gillespie and her husband, Bob, understand the toll cancer has on those diagnosed and those who love them.

Dee Kleinman Endowed Director of Volunteer Services

The establishment of UH's 100th endowed position was a milestone made more momentous by the donor – longtime UH volunteer
Dee Kleinman.

Dominic Piunno Endowed Chair in Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders

Dominic Piunno has had hemophilia his entire life and, for nearly as long, has hoped researchers would find a cure.

Jane and Lee Seidman Chair in Cancer Innovation

Jane and Lee Seidman continue to change the face of cancer care for patients and the community.

Christopher M. and Sara H. Connor Chair in Integrative Health

Chris and Sara Connor
further their commitment
to integrative health.

Jack and Mary Herrick Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Jack and Mary Herrick reinforce their trust in UH orthopedic leader James E. Voos, MD.

Marion C. Risman and Family Endowed Pet Pals Coordinator

Marion Risman had a special empathy for people in need and a way of making them feel better.

Corey and Doug Ralson Advanced Practice Nursing Scholars

The Ralstons' personal experiences inspired them to invest in advanced nursing at UH.

Planned Gifts

Estate Gift Aids UH Parma Medical Center

UH volunteer Margaret Tomec remembers UH Parma
Medical Center in her estate, committing the largest gift in
the hospital's history.

A Last Wish to Support Cancer Care

Richard Hardy honors his late wife, Ilene, with planned gifts to UH Seidman Cancer Center.

Ensuring the Best at UH Cleveland Medical Center

Generous estate commitment from Renate and John Strazzanti will support future patient care at UH Cleveland Medical Center.

Special Gifts

The Healing Power of Art

Bob and Darlene Duvin gift the most significant contribution of art to UH in the system's history.

Giving Back to the UH Family

Sisters Mary Ann and Ann Marie Dragon have a combined 70 years of service to UH and believe
in giving back to the hospital
they love.

An Inspired Match for Rainbow Radiothon

Inspired to help, Jimmy and Dee Haslam match Radiothon donations dollar-for-dollar.

A United Effort for Cystic Fibrosis

They say it takes a village to raise a child. For Mary Ann and Tom Halfhill, UH physicians and staff are part of that village.

Tune into Your Heart

Event benefiting the Kevin W. Lynch Heart Disease Research Fund celebrates the life of family patriarch following a fatal
heart attack.

Growing Our Big Backyard

Ride the Rainbow raised more than $1.5 million, which will help expand UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s to make care accessible to all.