How Eccles foundations’ ‘transformational’ $110 million gift will change the University of Utah School of Medicine

Spencer Eccles, chairman and CEO of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation, left, and Dr. Michael L. Good, interim president of the University of Utah, sing the Utah fight song after the announcement of a landmark gift to the University of Utah’s School of Medicine in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Two Eccles family foundations are giving a combined $110 million to the University of Utah School of Medicine, a gift described by university leaders as “historic” and “transformational.” | Laura Seitz, Deseret News

A “transformational” and “historic” $110 million gift from two Eccles family foundations is expected to help the University of Utah School of Medicine become an elite educational and research institution attracting top faculty and students as well as become an answer to a growing shortage of medical professionals.

The joint gift from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation includes $30 million for a new home for the university’s medical school in Salt Lake City to be named the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine.

It also includes $40 million for an endowment


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