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Mayo campaign raises $3.76 billion

Mayo campaign raises $3.76 billion

Mayo Clinic raised $3.76 billion in donations between 2010 and 2017, making it one of the largest fundraising campaigns ever conducted by an academic medical center in the U.S., its Board of Trustees announced this week.

Mayo says it received 1.9 million gifts from more than 530,000 benefactors over the course of the campaign. Donors, who came from all 50 states plus 99 countries, gave gifts ranging from 1 cent to $100 million.

“Health care is undergoing a transformation like never before, and philanthropy is essential to driving that transformation,” said James L. Barksdale, a former trustee who chaired the campaign. “Mayo Clinic is a leader in the transformation of health care because of the exceptional contributions of so many Mayo Clinic friends and supporters."

Mayo recorded its highest single-year fundraising total in history last year, bringing in $634 million. That pushed the campaign — called  "YOU ARE … The Campaign for Mayo Clinic" — over its $3 billion goal by 25 percent.

In a statement, Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy said: "This campaign advanced our capabilities in many strategically important areas." 

Related: Noseworthy to retire as Mayo CEO

The impact of the campaign gifts, according to a news release, include: 

  • More than 1,900 patients receiving targeted, less harmful radiation treatment for cancer at proton beam therapy facilities that opened in Rochester, Minnesota and Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Data from 150 million lives powering studies in the science of health care delivery focused on optimizing treatment decisions. Research focus areas include better understanding health care delivery over time, comparing the effectiveness of care we provide today, and improving the value of care for specific procedures and diseases.
  • 7,000 more surgeries per year accommodated in Rochester by 2019 through surgical suite expansions.

You can read the full announcement here.

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