November 2015 – Four short years ago, we started the Brody Borlaug Foundation with the dream of raising enough funds to fully endow a professorship that would help establish a world-class Pediatric Immunology Program at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. We knew this challenge would involve endless effort and unwavering commitment.
We can tell you today that it was worth it — our dream has become reality. With great pride we announce we’ve officially reached our first fundraising goal. An anonymous donation recently topped us over our first $1 million. We can’t thank you enough for your part in helping us reach this milestone.
This amount represents a starting point, not an ending point. $1 million is the minimum required to endow the Brody Borlaug professorship of Immunology. But Team Brody — and that includes you — does not stop at the minimum. We are now tasked with the hard work of achieving the results we’ve been talking about since the day Brody left us.
This early success is a sign that we’re on the right track. Now more than ever we rely on the support of donors, volunteers, friends and family in this exciting new phase of pediatric immunology in Portland. Know that your past and future efforts will help save children’s lives.