Cleveland Clinic has reached the end of its centennial campaign, “The Power of Every One,” which raised more than its $2 billion goal set 10 years ago.
Nearly $2.6 billion – a record-breaking achievement – was contributed to the campaign in approximately 800,000 gifts. Contributions were received from 375,000 donors from every state in the United States and from 79 countries.
The culmination of the campaign coincided with Cleveland Clinic’s 100-year anniversary in 2021. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians whose vision of providing outstanding patient care was based on the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation.
“I am humbled and grateful for the generous support from all donors to our centennial campaign,” said Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “Every gift – no matter the size – helped us surpass our goal in support of Cleveland Clinic’s mission.
Through the support of donors, Cleveland Clinic has reached 100 million patient visits in the last 10 years and has impacted millions more with research and education worldwide.
Here are a few examples of programs this campaign has impacted:
- Breast cancer vaccine – advancing the study of a vaccine aimed at preventing triple-negative breast cancer, the most lethal form of the disease.
- Vision First – providing free eye exams and 7,500 free pairs of eyeglasses to children in underserved communities.
- VeloSano – funding more than 170 clinical research projects aimed at developing cures for a spectrum of cancers.
- Health Education Campus – creating an innovative learning environment where today’s students are preparing to be tomorrow’s leaders in medicine, including physicians and nurses.
“Our donors’ gifts are catalysts, they are seeding our most ambitious plans and speeding big ideas into outcomes,” said Lara Kalafatis, Cleveland Clinic’s Chair of the Philanthropy Institute. “Collectively, our donors have made a profound impact on our patients and communities. We are thankful for the support we have received through the years, and look forward to continuing our donor partnerships for years to come.”
The Power of Every One was the most ambitious philanthropy campaign in Cleveland Clinic history. When it was launched 10 years ago, it was one of the largest ever among non-profit academic medical centers.
Larry Pollock and Stewart Kohl served as the volunteer co-chairs of the centennial campaign.
Additional philanthropy highlights included:
- Cleveland Clinic Children’s School-Based Healthcare Program Receives $2 Million Donation from Meijer
- Cleveland Clinic, The Howley Foundation partner with Ursuline College to expand ASPIRE Nurse Scholars Program
- Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation Gives $23 Million to Cleveland Clinic’s Global Leadership and Learning Institute
- Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital Breaks Ground On Cancer Center Expansion
- Cleveland Clinic Florida Opens Florida Research and Innovation Center