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UCSF Challenge for the Children Highly Successful, Breaks $1 Million — The UCSF Challenge for the Children, a social media-based fundraising contest that won the support of prominent Silicon Valley companies, tech industry executives and other celebrities, concluded Dec. 16, 2010, raising more than $1 million for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Nearly 165,000 people donated to the campaign. Read the Dec. 17 news release online at www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org.

Neil Young Headlines Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital — The highly acclaimed musician and influential philanthropist Neil Young was the headliner for the The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. Read the Dec. 9 news release online at www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org.

Celebs Battle it Out in Fundraising Campaign — Ashton Kutcher and Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff are battling it out for the lead position in a charitable fundraising campaign on Causes.com. The eight-week UCSF's Benioff Children's Hospital's "Challenge for the Children," is using Facebook and Twitter to encourage people to contribute. See the Nov. 19 story at USA Today.

Benioffs' $100M UCSF Gift Raises Hospital Profile — The San Francisco Business Times' annual Executive Giving Guide profiles Lynne and Marc Benioff, who in June 2010 made a $100 million gift to the newly renamed UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. See the Oct. 15 story at San Francisco Business Times.

UCSF Receives $100 Million Gift to Build New Hospital — UCSF Children's Hospital has received a $100 million gift to help fund the construction of its new home at the UCSF Mission Bay campus near downtown San Francisco. The gift is a private donation from San Francisco resident Lynne and Marc Benioff, and is both the largest gift the donors have ever made and the largest gift ever granted specifically to the UCSF Children's Hospital. Read the June 22 news release online at www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org.

Benioffs Donate $100 Million for New Hospital — Mark R. Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, and UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann have announced a $100 million gift from San Francisco residents Marc and Lynne Benioff to help build a new home for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay. The private gift is the largest donation ever made by the Benioffs and is the largest gift ever made to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Read the joint statement online at www.ucsfbenioffchildrenshospital.org.

Benioff Donates $100 Million for UCSF Hospital — Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com has given UCSF Medical Center $100 million, one of the largest philanthropic gifts in the medical center's history, to build a children's hospital on the Mission Bay campus. Read the June 18 story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Benioffs Pledge $100 Million for UCSF Children's Hospital — Marc and Lynne Benioff of San Francisco pledged a $100 million gift to help build a new home for UCSF Children's Hospital at Mission Bay. Read the June 17 story in the Wall Street Journal.

Benioffs' Philanthropic Shift, In His Own Words — Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff writes about his and his wife Lynne's shift from supporting a variety of causes to focusing solely on the new UCSF Children's Hospital at Mission Bay. Read his June 17 commentary in the Wall Street Journal.

Wachter's World: A Tale of Great Leadership in Three Acts — Dr. Robert Wachter writes about Marc Benioff and events that preceded his $100 million donation to UCSF Children's Hospital in his June 17 blog on Wachter's World.