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Boeing invests in new Children's Hospital and Women's Pavilion
MUSC News Center | December 16, 2014
|Dr. Sherron Jackson examines John Lewis during a visit at MUSC.|
|Boeing announced a $5 million investment during a ceremony at Jerry Zucker Middle School in North Charleston, demonstrating a major commitment to significantly improve children’s health and wellness as part of the Medical University of South Carolina’s efforts to build a new Children’s Hospital on the Charleston peninsula.|
This investment will be paid in installments over the next five years. Boeing also provided the Lowcountry Foodbank with a $100,000 investment during the ceremony.
“Boeing and its South Carolina teammates are proud to present these investment grants to MUSC and the Lowcountry Food Bank and of the positive impact they will have on thousands of children in South Carolina,” said Ray Conner, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, who presented the grant on behalf of the company. “Overall childhood health, including proper nutrition and healthy eating habits at a young age, is vital for a child’s physical and cognitive development, preparing them for success in school and life.”
Following the investment announcements, volunteers from Boeing, MUSC and the school joined the Food Bank in distributing 10,000 pounds of fresh produce to all 550 students at the school.
From 2010 to 2013, Boeing provided nearly $3.75 million in grant funding to support the Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness at MUSC Children’s Hospital. The Center’s School Wellness Program costs $2.44 per child, per year and received the 2012 Community Award by the South Carolina Medical Association.
“We recognize the responsibility we have here in South Carolina, not only to produce and deliver 787 Dreamliners to customers all over the world, but to be good corporate citizens and help improve the lives of our friends and neighbors across the state,” said Jack Jones, Boeing South Carolina (BSC) vice president and general manager. “We’re fortunate to be backed every day by the generosity of our more than 7,500 BSC teammates, who never cease to amaze me in how they give of both their time and resources.”