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Legacy in the News: Randall Charitable Trust gives $10 million naming gift to The Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

The Oregonian, The Portland Business Journal, Portland Tribune
KATU Channel 2, KGW Channel 8 and KPTV Channel 12
September 21, 2011

The Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, longtime champions of community building and youth development, has donated $10 million to support and name the new home for The Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

"The mission of the Trust is to improve and enrich the lives of people of the Pacific Northwest by supporting organizations that provide opportunity to at-risk children and the underprivileged," said Marcia Randall, donor and co-trustee of the trust. "The Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is a prime example of one such organization."

The Randall Charitable Trust's gift - the largest in the history of Legacy Health, the largest given to a children's hospital in Oregon and Southwest Washington, and the largest the trust has ever made - is dedicated to the construction, furnishing and equipping of the new home for The Children's Hospital. In recognition of the Randall Charitable Trust's gift, The Children's Hospital will be officially renamed Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

The Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust was created to make gifts in the spirit of "giving a hand-up" to the communities where the couple's company, The Randall Group, Inc., a real estate investment company, operates throughout the west. The trust's $10 million gift to help create the new "home" for The Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and to help children achieve their healthiest potential reflects the spirit of the Randall family and employees of The Randall Group.

The gift was announced to a group of supporters adjacent to the new building by George J. Brown, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Legacy Health. He thanked Randall for her generosity and noted how it will help to support the growing need for high quality children's healthcare.

"The Randall Charitable Trust's incredible generosity will help build our new home for The Children's Hospital and create a 21st century facility for our clinicians to provide the best in pediatric care for generations to come," Dr. Brown said. "Philanthropy is a priority at Legacy Health and it is exciting to be among communities where giving thrives in the hearts of so many."

Randall spoke about why she and the Trust chose to support the new building for the Randall Children's Hospital.

"My late husband, Robert and I started from humble beginnings and now, thanks to the hard work of everyone at The Randall Group, we are able to help children to "grow well" and receive the care they need in order to positively move forward in life," Randall said. "Community involvement has always been a significant part of the Randall family. Our hope is that our gift will inspire others to get involved - it's something the whole community needs to support."

The $30 million fundraising campaign began with an ambitious employee effort that raised $2.7 million from Legacy's six hospitals.

"We are grateful for this generous support from our employees; their strong level of giving served to inspire the Randall Charitable Trust and several other key benefactors" said Maureen A. Bradley, Legacy Health senior vice president and chief development officer.

The new 9-story, 334,000 square foot facility is on the campus of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, and can be seen from I-5, I-405 and the Fremont Bridge. It is set to open in late February of 2012.

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