The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has announced plans to commit up to $100 million towards the expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, a focus of our Breaking New Ground Campaign.
Half of this remarkable commitment is designated as a challenge to the philanthropic community to help raise the remaining $100 million needed to expand the Hospital. The Packard match will be a 1:2 challenge, with every two dollars given by a donor earning one dollar of the grant.
With the existing facility operating well beyond its intended capacity, growth will allow the Hospital to sustain its mission—providing the community’s children access to the most advanced cures, treatments, and technologies, performed by the best minds in pediatric medicine, within a family-centered environment. Our planned expansion will eventually double the Hospital’s size, adding much-needed new surgical, diagnostic, and treatment rooms.
“This gift is an investment in our children’s health, today and in the years to come,” says Carol Larson, president of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. “As a foundation born out of Silicon Valley, we are committed to making the Bay Area a healthy place for kids to grow up, as well as an innovator in pediatric care. That vision is at the heart of the Hospital’s expansion, and we are proud to help make it possible.”
“We’re inspired by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s extraordinary commitment to children’s health,” says Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital. “This gift, and the gifts that it will engender, will help us redefine pediatric medicine for the 21st century.”
To learn more about earning the Packard Challenge Match, please, email us
or call (650) 498-7641.
"With our new facility on the horizon, we look forward to providing even more children and families with access to the best in clinical care. This would not be possible without the ongoing support of our philanthropic community.”
President and CEO
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
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