First Million Dollar Philanthropic Investment Helps Finance New Medical/Surgical Pavilion
Neil and Emily Kishter make a groundbreaking announcement: a philanthropic investment of $1 million to support our new facility.
The Kishters’ philanthropic partnership was born out of Neil’s personal history and the couple’s deep commitment to the Hospital and its focus on caring for the whole person.
“My first wife, Dana, was in and out of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center for over a decade as she fought a losing battle with leukemia,” Neil explains. “While her care was great, we spent countless hours during her infusion sessions in surroundings that did nothing to make you feel better, or alleviate your anxiety or worry.”
In appreciation of their generosity, the Kishters will be recognized in the second floor surgical suite’s lobby and waiting area.
“The Kishters’ latest support is a very tangible and personal signal to others that they believe in what we can accomplish together,” says Pam Maroulis, the Hospital’s vice president of Philanthropy, who’s leading the charge to raise $112 million in community support for the new pavilion. “With Neil and Emily leading the way, the pavilion will be the flagship healthcare building in the nation’s capital, giving our patients and our world-class physicians a world-class facility to call home.”
Philanthropic Investment Supports Endowment and New Medical/Surgical Pavilion
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation recently granted $2 million to support the construction of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s new Medical/Surgical Pavilion. In appreciation of their generous philanthropic investment, the first floor lobby will be named the Marriott Foundation Lobby.
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation was established with a simple but powerful mission: to give back. The private family foundation is committed to sustaining vibrant, healthy communities through support of transformative organizations. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is honored to be among these partners.
“MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has done so much to support the health of our community, including my family,” explains Richard Marriott. “We believe that every person deserves access to the kind of superior medical care we have experienced here firsthand. Through our philanthropic support, we hope to grow the Hospital’s lifesaving efforts.”
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation’s investment will yield tangible results. “We are deeply grateful for the Marriott family’s comprehensive investment,” says Pam Maroulis, the Hospital’s vice president of Philanthropy. “The leadership conveyed by this significant contribution to our Medical/Surgical Pavilion helps to set the tone for our $112 million philanthropy campaign.”
To partner with us and to learn more, contact the Office of Philanthropy at 202-444-0721.