OHSU had originally planned to build the facility in several phases using mainly funding from the University (as reported in this blog in a May 11 post). However, thanks to over $27 million in private funding donations the project may be able to move forward with major construction within the year.
(image of OHSU south waterfront campus courtesy of OHSU)
Around $19 million of the new funding came from prominent dentistry organizations. The new building will house new facilities for the OHSU dentistry program and represents a major expansion of the University's oral health research capabilities.
A-dec, Inc., a dental equipment supplier, has promised to provide cutting edge dental equipment for the new facility worth over $4.35 million. The philanthropists Gene and Bonnie Skourtes have donated $10 million, the largest single donation in the University's history. These gifts are part of a $43 million fundraising campaign that will spur growth in OHSU's research and science programs for years to come.
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