Melvin and Bren Simon created the Melvin and Bren Simon Charitable Foundation to support medical centers that strive to deliver care, foster education, and produce research in critical areas of medicine. UCLA’s academic medical center does all of that and more.
Reinvesting in Results
In 2010, with a multimillion-dollar gift made in memory of Melvin Simon, the foundation established the Melvin and Bren Simon Digestive Diseases Center at UCLA, an umbrella structure for all of the clinical operations and centers for excellence of the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases. Now a new gift from the foundation significantly increases its commitment to the center and will enable continued comprehensive and multidisciplinary work in the arena of complex gastrointestinal disorders.
Funds from the foundation already have been used to recruit distinguished faculty, expand training programs, and advance investigation and treatment in several key areas.
“My family is grateful that our gifts can help UCLA move forward groundbreaking science and exceptional, cost-effective care,” says Simon. “This new commitment demonstrates our confidence that UCLA will continue to use our philanthropic support to improve the lives of patients and their families.”
Published September 2015