A vision coming into focus

A vision coming into focus

Loma Linda University Health philanthropy team members celebrate reaching a significant milestone in the Vision 2020 campaign.

Loma Linda University Health’s philanthropic effort Vision 2020—The Campaign For a Whole Tomorrow, passed a significant milestone with the announcement that less than $100 million of the $360 million goal remains to be raised. More than $265.6 million has been raised as of July 5.

Rachelle Bussell, Loma Linda University Health’s senior vice president for advancement, said reaching the milestone demonstrates that community and individuals have gotten involved in the effort in amazing ways.

“We are so grateful to all who have donated to the campaign, but we know that we still have much work to do. We can’t let up,” Bussell said. “Our community friends and university alumni who believe in our mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ have played key roles in helping us reach this point.”

More than 17,400 donors have made more than 94,800 gifts to the Vision 2020 campaign since its launch in 2013. Vision 2020 is the largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken by Loma Linda University Health, and is intended to support:

    •      Clinical care: funds to complete construction of a new Adult hospital and expanded Children’s Hospital, designed to meet California’s stringent seismic building codes for health care facilities;

    •      Education and research: support the training of the next generation of health care professionals, and challenge the boundaries of scientific research at Loma Linda University Health;

    •      Wholeness: expansion of research activities, research program endowments, enhanced community programs, and additional focus into how people around the world can enjoy lives of wholeness and health.

“This last $100 million is less than one-third of our campaign goal,” Bussell said. “Now we look to people who have not been involved, who are waiting to be involved, or who have not had a chance to be involved. Each gift to Vision 2020 will make a real difference in the lives and health of people in the Inland Empire and around the world.”

A series of events for employees and the public are planned to commemorate the achievement of this campaign milestone. Details and schedules will be shared as they become final.