10 Largest Donations From Individuals to Hospitals in 2013

Here are the top 10 gifts from individuals to hospitals or health organizations within the past year, as organized by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

The Chronicle maintains a database of recent gifts of $1 million or more made by individuals to charitable institutions.

1. $100 million to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City)
Donor: David Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries, a multinational and privately held corporation with subsidiaries and investments in manufacturing and energy industries. Mr. Koch is also a trustee of the hospital.
Details: The gift is for NewYork-Presbyterian's construction of an ambulatory care center at NewYork-Presbyterian's Upper East Side location.

2. $75 million to Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (Kansas City, Mo.)
Donor: The Hall Family Foundation. Joyce Hall founded Hallmark Cards in 1910.
Details: The gift is for Children's Mercy to build the Institute for Translational Medicine.

3. $67 million to Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)
Donor: Robert and Patricia Kern. Mr. Kern is founder and retired chairman of Generac Power Systems, which is based in Waukesha, Wis.
Details: The gift is for Mayo's Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. The Kerns also gave $20 million to Mayo in 2011 to establish the center.

4. $66 million to Medical College of Georgia Foundation (Augusta)
Donor: J. Harold Harrison, MD. He graduated from the college in 1948 and was a former chairman of the foundation's board.
Details: The gift was a bequest from Dr. Harrison, who died in June 2012. The gift was for the medical college to establish a fellows fund named after him.

5. $53 million to Hoag Hospital Foundation (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Donor: Jeffery M. Carlton. He was former chairman and CEO of Press Forge, a metal alloy forge company based in Paramount, Calif.
Details: The gift was a bequest from Mr. Carlton, who died in 2012. The gift was to be used for Hoag's capital campaign.

6. $50 million to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Donor: The Buerger family. The Buergers founded Coventry, the life insurance company based in Fort Washington, Pa. Reid Buerger is a CHOP trustee.
Details: The gift was for CHOP to build the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care.

7. $50 million to University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston)
Donor: Lyda Hill, a business professional and granddaughter of H.L. Hunt, the founder of Hunt Oil Company.
Details: The gift was for MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program, a research effort focused on eight types of cancer.

8. $27 million to the Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association (Irvine, Calif.)
Donor: Helen Banas.
Details: The gift was a bequest from Ms. Banas, who died in 2012. Few people knew Ms. Banas, a widow, was wealthy. Her gift is for the association to expand its program and strengthen its local efforts.

9. $27 million to Children's Hospital of Orange County Foundation (Orange, Calif.)
Donor: Bill Holmes, founder and owner of L.A. Spas.
Details: The gift was for Children's to name its new pediatric hospital tower.

10. $25.4 million to Seattle Children's Hospital, Research and Foundation
Donor: Jack MacDonald, former lawyer with the Veterans Administration in Seattle.
Details: The gift is for pediatric research. It was a bequest from Mr. MacDonald, who died in September 2013. During his lifetime, Mr. MacDonald donated $536,000 to the hospital and in 2011, he made an anonymous pledge of $50 million to the organization.

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