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Stanford Hospital launches $1 billion campaign to build new hospital, fund research
The Mercury News

At first glance, the $1 billion fundraising campaign that Stanford Hospital officially launched Monday sounds audacious, even by Silicon Valley standards. But in one more example of the valley’s mind-boggling wealth and Stanford’s ability to tap into it, half the goal — $500 million — has already been committed. The donors are a who’s who of the high-tech community, including $50 million from Stanford graduate and former Cisco Systems CEO John Morgridge and his wife, Tashia.