The in Newport Beach, California, has announced two gifts to establish endowed chairs in developmental cancer therapeutics and aortic care.
The gifts include a $3 million legacy gift from longtime supporters Martha and Jim Newkirk to establish the Newkirk Family Endowed Chair in Aortic Care. The foundation also received a gift of an undisclosed amount from the family of the late Margaret Larkin, a former director on the HHF board, to establish the Margaret Givan Larkin Endowed Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics at the hospital's .
With the Larkins' and Newkirks' gifts, has now established thirteen endowed chairs, enabling the organization to expand and enhance programs in cancer, cardiac care, memory loss and cognitive impairment, neuroscience, cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal disease, diabetes, breast care, and women's health services.
"Our donors' remarkable generosity literally changes the trajectory and level of care we provide at Hoag," said HHF president Flynn A. Andrizzi. "Endowed chairs enhance Hoag's reputation and enable us to attract other renowned physicians, nurses, and staff. This is so important because it helps Hoag deliver on our promise to provide residents with world-class health care where it is needed most — in our community."