Cleveland Clinic Surpasses Fundraising Goal in 10-Year Centennial Campaign

Nearly $2.6 billion raised in support of mission – patient care, research and education

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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.

“Philanthropy plays a significant role in fulfilling our mission to care for life, research for health and educate those who serve,” Dr. Mihaljevic said.

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:

 

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 72,500 employees worldwide are more than 5,050 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,800 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,500-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 21 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2021, there were 10.2 million total outpatient visits, 304,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 259,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

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