MUMC Cancer Institute Receives $2.5 Million Gift

(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 research services.

"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.