Kids’s Hospital Los Angeles has introduced a $25 million present from the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Basis.
The present will set up an endowment in assist of the hospital’s Most cancers and Blood Illness Institute (CBDI), Imaginative and prescient Heart, and Inpatient Rehabilitation Providers unit. The late Margie Petersen and her husband, Robert, founder and chairman of Petersen Publishing Co., had been longtime supporters of the hospital, for which Margie additionally served as a trustee. The muse’s earlier assist for CHLA packages and tasks consists of an $eight.5 million present in 2015 to create a state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation area. In recognition of its newest present — and in honor of Robert Petersen’s function as founding writer of Scorching Rod and Motor Development magazines and founding father of the Petersen Automotive Museum — CHLA will title the primary driveway at its Sundown Boulevard campus the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Entry Plaza.
“By their transformative philanthropy and management, the Petersens devoted their lives to serving to kids overcome obstacles of every kind,” mentioned CHLA senior vice chairman and chief growth officer Alexandra Carter. “They might be proud to know that this present will assist save kids from debilitating diseases by serving to one of many nation’s high kids’s hospitals present households and sufferers the multidisciplinary, family-centered care they want.”
“This endowment expands the Petersens’ legacy of generosity by offering CHLA with a useful resource that may perpetually advance our mission to create hope and construct more healthy futures for kids,” mentioned CHLA president and CEO Paul S. Viviano. “I’m so grateful for this present that may assist a variety of initiatives together with analysis tasks, expertise upgrades, medical care, key doctor recruitment, capital tasks, unreimbursed care, and extra.”