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The Philanthropy Effect on South Waterfront

OHSU Extra, Fall 2011

1900

Industrial Past

For more than a century, land on the west bank of the Willamette River has reverberated with the sounds of lumber mills, ship yards, smelting plants and other industrial endeavors.

 

2004

Land gift

Schnitzer Investment Corp. donates 20 acres of waterfront land to OHSU.

Impact

OHSU leaders begin to dream big about the future.

 

2006

Center for Health & Healing

OHSU builds the nation’s first LEED Platinum certified medical building – at South Waterfront.

 

2007

$40 million gift

An anonymous donor’s investment is intended to expand OHSU’s educational capacity.

Impact

OHSU begins planning Schnitzer Campus

 

2009

OHSU parlays donated land and $40 million cash stake into partnership with OUS to leverage public bonds and complete funding for the Collaborative Life Sciences Building on Schnitzer Campus.

 

2010

OHSU identifies Schnitzer Campus as best place to construct a new school of dentistry as well as a unique research laboratory – if additional philanthropy can be identified.

 

2011

Greenlight gifts

Dentistry donors pledge more than $27 million* in three months.

Impact

OHSU greenlights construction of new school building, the Skourtes Tower, as part of CLSB project on Schnitzer Campus.

 

*Figure includes capital contributions previously made by OHSU School of Dentisty donors and newly committed to the South Waterfront project.