Recognizing the Taft’s Investment in Innovation

by | Jul 6, 2015 | Fogarty Innovation, Funding

The success of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation is directly tied to the generosity and vision of its supporters. It could not be more opportune for us to recognize Pamela and Edward Taft, long-time friends of El Camino Hospital and the Institute, for their generous gift supporting clinical research and life-saving medical device innovation.

Five years ago, the Tafts made a $4 million multi-year donation to bring cutting-edge treatment to Silicon Valley. Their investment in the Institute yielded a state-of-the-art research and clinical studies program, and unparalleled mentorship courses for entrepreneurs who are creating technology to treat some of the most common, and deadly health problems – including ovarian cancer, post-partum hemorrhaging and newborn deaths. Thanks to generous donors like the Tafts, we are able to prolong patients’ lives and bolster the future of medical innovation.

Pamela and Edward Taft, Dr. Fogarty and Dr. Fred St. Goar unveil the newly named Taft Workshop.

To celebrate the vision and support of the Tafts, we renamed our workshop – the heart and soul of the Institute, where all the tinkering and innovation is done — after the couple.

We thank the Tafts for sharing and supporting our passion to improve patients’ lives through the advancement of medical technology. We commend their leadership in giving in support of these ground-breaking programs and look forward to continuing to use the dollars from these and other generous donors to create a true ROI — a return on investment through innovation.

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