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A $1.1 million gift will support the development of a University of Arizona Cancer Center program that aims to integrate traditional medicine and therapies with Western cancer treatments to improve health outcomes, build resiliency for survival and encourage patient well-being.
TUCSON, Ariz. — A new $10 million gift from the Steele Foundation includes the first private philanthropic support for the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies, or CAMI. This news follows Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s designation of $150 million in funding for the center, announced earlier today.
With a $1.5 million gift to UArizona, and a plan to give an additional $1 million, Greg and Lisa Boyce will establish the Gregory H. And Lisa S. Boyce Endowed Department Leadership Chair in Mining and Geological Engineering. Endowed chairs help the university attract and retain faculty members who have achieved national or international distinction in their fields. Kray Luxbacher, former head of the Department of Mining and Minerals at Virginia Tech, joined the university in August 2022 as inaugural holder of the chair.
A $2.5 million charitable grant to the University of Arizona from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute will advance scholarship in Persian and Iranian studies and support an endowed professorship and graduate student fellowships.
Arizona Football letter winner and longtime University of Arizona supporter Douglas Allred has given gifts totaling $4.8 million to Arizona Athletics. The funds will support program enhancements for the football and men's basketball programs as well as the Lute Olson Endowment for Excellence in Men's Basketball.
The University of Arizona, Arizona Athletics and Tucson Country Club have reached an agreement to construct a new facility to be the official home of Arizona Men's and Women's Golf programs. The William M. "Bill" Clements Golf Center will be named in honor of philanthropist and community icon Bill Clements who passed away in 1995.