has announced a $50 million gift from longtime donors Marion and John E. Anderson for a new state-of-the-art facility.
Scheduled to open in July, the $636 million building will enable the hospital, which currently serves more than 97,000 patients a year, to increase its ability to provide family-centered care to children in Southern California. In recognition of the gift, the new building will be named the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion.
John and Marion Anderson are chair and vice chair, respectively, of Topa Equities Ltd., which oversees more than forty-two businesses in a range of industries. In addition to serving on the hospital's board since 1989, Marion Anderson co-chaired Living Proof: the Campaign for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, which raised more than $1 billion for construction of the new facility as well as the and other clinical and research programs at the hospital. She also serves as a member on the steering committee of the New Hospital Campaign Committee, the Development Advisory Campaign Cabinet, and the Saban Research Institute Committee.
"We feel so fortunate to be able to make this gift to the children of Southern California and beyond," said Marion Anderson. "Children's Hospital Los Angeles saves lives and offers hope to tens of thousands of children and families each year. This gift is our way of saying thank you to everyone at the hospital. Their work is amazing, and John and I can't think of a more deserving institution."