Joe Robertson, Jr., M.D. M.B.A.

Philanthropy reflects OHSU excellence in FY13

Private gifts and pledges to OHSU topped $197 million last fiscal year, making FY13 OHSU’s most successful fundraising year ever. Contributions from nearly 15,000 grateful patients, alumni, community members, foundations and corporations from all 50 U.S. states and 11 countries reflect the widespread belief that OHSU can change lives and the world each day in our clinics, classrooms and laboratories.

Last year, private funders bet heavily on OHSU’s ability to change the game in cardiovascular disease, lead the national dialogue on health care reform, make history in stem cell science, transform interprofessional education, improve the health of children, and expand the search for pioneering treatments for disease. Here are some highlights from
a breakthrough year:

  • We attracted one of the largest gifts in the nation – and the largest in OHSU history – a $125 million pledge from Phil and Penny Knight to establish the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute.
  • We grew our endowment by 7%, finishing the fiscal year at $464 million.
  • Support for programs and research accounted for more than 90 percent of total contributions – with other contributions primarily supporting faculty, students and capital projects.
  • Support for students nearly doubled from last year, and support from alumni continued to increase.

On behalf of OHSU, I offer my profound thanks to every donor who partnered with us, every community volunteer who advocated on our behalf, and every OHSU employee whose passion and productivity helped inspire these terrific results.

Together we have and will continue to make amazing things happen.

Joseph E. Robertson Jr., M.D., M.B.A.

President, OHSU