The Jambor-McCarthy legacy: A $21.4 million Gift Twenty Years in the Making
May 24, 2012
…just a brief interruption of Dr. Shah’s posts, to share some exciting breaking news:
This morning, we announced the largest charitable bequest to a single beneficiary in British Columbia’s history. The late John Jambor gifted the astounding $21.4 million Jambor-McCarthy legacy to the BC Cancer Foundation, together with William P.J. McCarthy, businessman, Jambor’s grandson, and executor of his estate.
The Jambor-McCarthy legacy will accelerate improvements in cancer outcomes and improve the long-term health and wellness of thousands of cancer patients with a $15 million permanent endowment for cancer research and education, the $5 million William P.J. McCarthy Chair of Cancer Research at the BC Cancer Agency, as well as $1.4 million in support of community cancer care.
John Jambor’s generosity, built on the principles he lived by – work hard, live well, give back – has truly set an example for others of what can be achieved through the partnership of philanthropy and research.
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