U of Kansas Health gets record-breaking $66M gift

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Kansas City-based University of Kansas Health System received the largest gift in its history — a $66 million donation from The Sunderland Foundation.

The record-breaking gift will support the construction of a new inpatient care unit that will house the blood and marrow transplant program as well as the Division of Hematologic Malignancies & Cellular Therapy. The new unit will be in the remaining unoccupied floors of Cambridge Tower A.

The $66 million gift completes the hospital's $100 million fundraising campaign goal to finance construction of the tower.

"Charlie Sunderland and his family didn't just complete our capital campaign, they have transformed this health system forever," said Greg Graves, the board chair of The University of Kansas Hospital Authority.

Mr. Sunderland served on the hospital's board for several years and he  chairs the hospital's quality and safety committee.

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