Levine Cancer Institute Expansion – On April 6, Carolinas HealthCare System announced a $25 million commitment from The Leon Levine Foundation to support the significant expansion of Levine Cancer Institute, including $20 million for infrastructure and $5 million in endowment challenge funding. The grant from The Leon Levine Foundation marks its largest to date, as well as the largest gift in the history of Carolinas HealthCare System. Click here to read the complete press release.


Levine Children’s Gala – On Saturday, April 2, the 2nd Annual Levine Children’s Gala welcomed nearly 500 guests to Quail Hollow Club. The gala was made possible by the generous support of many community sponsors, most notably, presenting sponsor PNC Bank and reception sponsor UTC Aerospace. During the Levine Children’s Gala, Sandra Levine generously stepped forward and issued a spontaneous $100,000 fundraising challenge to all gala attendees in support of Levine Children’s Hospital. Thanks to the generosity of our guests during the evening’s live and silent auction, their contributions were sufficient to meet this challenge and will be matched, dollar for dollar with the help of The Leon Levine Foundation. Net proceeds from the event exceeded $450,000.


Lung Cancer Screening Initiative – This March, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation awarded $1.6 million to Levine Cancer Institute for the purchase of a comprehensive mobile low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) unit that will offer mobile lung cancer screening to high-risk patients in underserved areas throughout the region.


Wyss Medical Foundation Grant – A grant award for $1 million from the Wyss Medical Foundation will support orthopaedic trauma research and education activities to be conducted by Dr. Stephen Sims and his associates at CMC. The funding will be also be used in support CMC orthopaedic resident and fellow educational programs and conferences.


Receptions for Research – Carolina Panther All-pro tight end Greg Olsen, through his foundation, made substantial contributions totaling $300,000 in the first quarter of 2016. $275,000 of this funding supports the HEARTest Yard Fund at Levine Children’s Hospital, an initiative that assists with the in-home treatment and recovery of infants facing congenital heart defects.