(March 24, 2010) - Curtis and Elizabeth (Libba) Anderson made a
generous $2.5 million donation to the cancer treatment facility
that is named in their honor at Memorial University Medical Center.
The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at
Memorial University Medical Center will receive $500,000 annually
over the next five years to continue to grow its clinical care and
"We sincerely thank Curt and Libba for their ongoing generosity
and advocacy. They realize that world-class cancer care, combined
with leading-edge research, results in extraordinary patient
outcomes. We can all be grateful for the work the Andersons have
done for our community and the fight against cancer," said Phillip
Schaengold, J.D., MBA, Memorial Health president and CEO.
Curtis Anderson is a retired investment banker. He served in the
U.S. Navy and then spent 19 years in the corporate and investment
banking world. He later founded his own venture capital company
before retiring to Savannah. Like many people, the Andersons were
impacted by cancer. They watched close friends leave the area to
find the latest cancer treatments. Together, they vowed to do
whatever they could to bring world-class cancer treatment to
Savannah. In 2001, they donated funds to help establish the ACI. In
2006, they helped fund the William and Iffath Hoskins Center for
Biomedical Research at Memorial University Medical Center. Today,
the ACI offers the most comprehensive cancer services in the
region, including the area's only cancer research laboratory. To
learn more, visit aci.memorialhealth.com.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center.