July 22, 2012
A Donor Supports Research on Rare Brain Cancer
How much: $10-million
Who gave it: Catherine Ivy, through the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation, which has provided more than $50-million to brain cancer research since 2005. Mr. Ivy, who died in 2005 from brain cancer, owned a financial-planning and asset-management business in Palo Alto, Calif. Ms. Ivy, who now lives in Phoenix, gave up her own financial-planning business to run her foundation full time.
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