Thursday, May 24, 2012
November Family Makes $1.5 Million Gift to MetroHealth
New site to be named MetroHealth Middleburg Heights November Family Health Center
(Cleveland, Ohio) – Improved access to outstanding care close to home will soon be a reality for residents of southern Cuyahoga County, thanks to east side philanthropists Mort and Iris November and Larry and Linda November. In honor of the family’s $1.5 million donation, MetroHealth’s newest site will be named the MetroHealth Middleburg Heights November Family Health Center. The gift – which is the largest philanthropic commitment from the November family – was announced at The MetroHealth Foundation’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 24.
The Novembers have long known MetroHealth as a health system that provides outstanding care to children, the elderly and everyone in between. Mort and Iris November made their first gift to MetroHealth in 2010 – a piece of public art called Grow Love, which was designed by Hector Vega and dedicated in memory of Mort’s daughter, Debra Ann November. Historically, the couple has supported philanthropic causes for children, in honor of Mort’s daughter, who died at age 24.
“As life-long Clevelanders, we believe in the mission of MetroHealth – a challenging mission to deliver exceptional care to all – which has not wavered over the past 175 years,” said Mort November. “Iris and I consider this gift an endorsement of MetroHealth’s growth and are proud to support their extension of health services to more suburbs and more residents of Cuyahoga County.”
Mort’s son, Larry, is a grateful patient of Edward Mansour, MD, former director of MetroHealth’s division of surgical oncology.
“I experienced the outstanding care provided at MetroHealth first-hand,” said Larry. “Linda and I are pleased that our gift will help others have access to such high-quality, compassionate care.”
“This is one of the largest individual gifts in The MetroHealth Foundation’s history,” said Rob Durham, Chair of the MetroHealth Foundation. “We are grateful to the November family for their generosity and leadership as MetroHealth looks to grow over the next few years.”
The MetroHealth Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Founded in 1954, it supports The MetroHealth System's mission as an academic health care system committed to our communities by saving lives, restoring health, promoting wellness, and providing outstanding, life-long care accessible to all. It funds programs and projects in patient care, scientific and clinical research, and medical education.