$10M Gift from Ahuja Family to Help Invigorate Women & Children’s Center
In recognition of a transformational gift of more than $10 million from Monte and Usha Ahuja, University Hospitals will name its women and children’s health center in Cleveland’s Midtown neighborhood the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Ahuja Center for Women & Children. Made in honor of the Ahuja daughters – Manisha Ahuja Sethi and Ritu Ahuja Khanna – the gift will help energize and sustain the numerous programs that have been put in place at the center.
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Ahuja Center for Women & Children is home to the UH Rainbow Ambulatory Practice and Women’s Health Clinic, previously located on the first floor of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. These outpatient practices have grown significantly over the past decades, seeing more than 40,000 patient visits each year. These clinics are primary sites for our training of the next generation of pediatric and OB/GYN clinicians.
With ongoing input and partnership from patients, families and community representatives, the center aims to optimize patient experience, and to provide an inviting and accessible campus. The center is part of a walkable and vibrant neighborhood, with beautiful garden space.
Funding & Philanthropy
The UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Ahuja Center for Women & Children $26 million capital project was funded through generous philanthropy and New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) with PNC, Cleveland Development Advisors, and Northeast Ohio Development Fund. PNC allocated $5 million in Federal NMTC to the project, while the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s real estate affiliate, Cleveland Development Advisors and Northeast Ohio Development Fund (a CDE controlled by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority) allocated an additional $16 million. The project was also the recipient of an Ohio New Markets Tax Credit allocation.
In addition to the Ahuja family’s gift, other significant philanthropic gifts include $5 million from both Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation and the George M. & Pamela S. Humphrey Fund; $1 million each from the Edward A. & Catherine L. Lozick Foundation, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation and the Mandel Supporting Foundations, and Sylvia Oliver and her late husband Heath; and $550,000 from the Benesch law firm to provide legal assistance for patients and families.
Recognized for Green Building Design
Our commitment to environmental stewardship is a reflection of our care for the communities we serve. The center uses healthy materials for optimal indoor air quality, and onsite solar panels are a great investment in clean energy. The building is the first facility in Ohio and one of only 25 in the country to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum designation.