A Marvelous Year for Philanthropy

OHSU Extra, Fall 2010

In the fiscal year that ended last June, donors contributed more than $78 million to support OHSU and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital – exceeding goals during the most challenging economic period in modern memory.


The 2010 philanthropy difference

Total giving: $78.5 million

Faculty support initiative: $42.5 million

Student scholarships: $15 million

Number of donors: 16,202

Endowment value: $380 million


Generosity springs eternal. For proof, consider the year in philanthropy at OHSU. Through a rising tide of philanthropic investment, OHSU supporters showed a commitment to health and well being that can weather even the fiercest economic storms.

In the fiscal year ending June 30, donors across the region and beyond contributed some $78.5 million in private support to advance OHSU and Doernbecher, exceeding ambitious goals set more than a year ago.

“I am both struck and invigorated by the incredible strength of commitment shown this year by our philanthropic partners,” said OHSU President Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A. “Year in and year out, we simply could not achieve so much without that confidence and support. It is the margin of excellence at OHSU.” 

Donor commitment at OHSU bucked the national trend, in which private support for higher education has declined steeply – down nearly 20 percent in 2009 according to a recent development survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges, which tracks the impact of philanthropy on the nation’s academic health centers.

2010 Fundraising Results and Endowment Performance by the Numbers

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2010 Fundraising Results and Endowment Performance

* Data for charts and graphs (excluding chart related to endowment growth) include gifts and pledges made during the reporting year (through the OHSU Foundation, Doernbecher Foundation and directly to OHSU) based upon results reported according to Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) guidelines.