Knights pledge $500M if OHSU can match it

Knights pledge $500M if OHSU can match it

Phil and Penny Knight are pledging $500 million for cancer research if Oregon Health & Science University can match it in the next two years.

The $500 million donation would easily be the largest gift in OHSU's history.

Joe Robertson, OHSU's president, said Saturday the pledge gives his institution"the opportunity to move from excellence to true preeminence" in the field of cancer treatment.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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0 #1 givingback to the livingGuest 2013-09-23 22:17:48
thousands of out of job workers living in america couldbe employed once the leadership of great people like Phil Knight remember those who helped him get started poineering the Blue Ribbon Sports label (Nikes first apparel made in America) from decades of American workers in factories and chemistry and technology engineering. Why not post a challenge to fund jobs her related to manufacturing Nike here in America. There seems to be enough money just possibly a smarter finish line while people are healthy and need to stay that way working in America.
Doug Hoschek
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