Donor Stories

Without the committed supporters who encircle OHSU, Oregon's only academic health center could neither change so many lives nor change the world. That's why philanthropy matters.

Barbara Sloop Barbara Sloop
Barbara and her family established a fund at OHSU to provide support for families and caregivers of people newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The LLS has supported the work of OHSU's Brian Druker, M.D., since the beginning. Lou DeGennaro, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of The LLS, tells how LLS support helped create the first targeted cancer therapy and continues to bring new hope to patients with blood cancers through their philanthropic support of groundbreaking research.

Mitchell Heinemann, M.D. Mitchell Heinemann, M.D.
Dr. Heinemann remembers when tuition at the School of Medicine was just $600. This class of '44 alumnus credits his education at the school for his success -- and that's why he thinks it's so important to give back.

Joanne Lilley Joanne Lilley
Joanne Lilley is one of OHSU's most faithful philanthropic partners.

Bill and Beverly White Bill and Beverly White
In the 40s, Bill's parents were told he wouldn't live past 40. But at age 19 he underwent a revolutionary heart surgery at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Now in his 70s, Bill and wife, Beverly, are Doernbecher supporters.

Dick and Deanne Rubinstein Dick and Deanne Rubinstein
Dick and Deanne Rubinstein helped raise funds to construct and equip the Center for Cancer Cell Signaling in OHSU's Biomedical Research Building.

Paul and Maureen Casey Paul and Maureen Casey
Paul and Maureen Casey are part of a thriving multigenerational tradition of partnership between the Casey family and the eye institute that bears their name.

Edith O. Miller Edith O. Miller
This former Rose Festival princess made a testamentary gift to the Medical Research Foundation, but was also a strong supporter of Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Frank Jungers Frank Jungers
Frank Jungers and his wife Julie helped establish the Jungers Center for Neuroscience Research, which holds great promise in the search for cures for many neurodegenerative diseases.

Hildegard Lamfrom, Ph.D. Hildegard Lamfrom, Ph.D.
Columbia Sportswear's Boyle family honors Gert Boyle's late sister, renowned scientist Hildegard Lamfrom, Ph.D., with an endowed chair.