Mary and Ryan Finley donate $3 million to Legacy Health, OHSU to combat COVID-19
PORTLAND, ORE. – March 31, 2020 – An Oregon couple moved by the heroic work of frontline clinicians and health care workers during the COVID-19 crisis is giving $1.5 million each to Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
Mary and Ryan Finley say they hope their gifts will inspire others to join the fight against the deadly virus, which has infected hundreds of Oregonians across the state. The Finley family’s generosity comes at a time when hospitals and health care professionals are racing to keep up with growing demand for life-saving services.
“We love Portland and these gifts are from our family to our community and our health care teams risking their lives to be on the front lines,” Mary says. “We hope that if people are looking for a way to help Portland survive this crisis, they can join us and contribute to these COVID-19 response funds.”
“We are here to care for the communities we serve, and it is reassuring to know that the community is here for our providers and employees,” said Legacy Health President & CEO Kathryn Correia. “COVID-19 is placing an unprecedented strain on health care organizations. The Finley family’s gift will be used at Legacy to ensure our patients, providers and employees have the resources they need as we fight back this virus.”
The Finleys made their gifts through the RMF Foundation, which supports a variety of youth programs, low-income housing groups and organizations fighting hunger. Ryan Finley is the founder of SurveyMonkey.
“This gift from the Finley family is an incredible example of how our community has united to support COVID-19 efforts,” said OHSU President Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., FACS. “Philanthropy is critical during this health crisis, as it allows our health care systems to collaborate in assessing and prioritizing the greatest needs in managing the pandemic as it evolves.”
If you would like to join the Finleys in supporting frontline clinicians and health care workers, you can donate to Legacy Health by visiting www.legacyhealthgiving.org/COVID or OHSU by visitingwww.onwardohsu.org/donate-covid19
About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is a locally owned, nonprofit health system driven by our mission to improve the health of those around us. We offer a unique blend of health services – from wellness and urgent care to dedicated children’s care and advanced medical centers – to care for patients of all ages when and where they need us across the Portland/Vancouver metro area and mid-Willamette Valley. With an eye toward a healthier community, our partnerships tackle vital issues such as housing and mental health. Legacy strives to help everyone live healthier and better lives, with the vision of being essential to the health of the region. For more information, visit www.legacyhealth.org.
OHSU is the only academic health center in Oregon and is nationally distinguished as a research university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This singular purpose allows us to focus on discoveries that prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals for the evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest advances. Based in Portland, we are one of Oregon’s largest employers, operate the top-ranked adult and children’s hospitals in the state, and secure competitive research funding of more than $486 million. As a public organization, we also provide services for the most vulnerable Oregonians and outreach to improve health in communities across the state.