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Anschutz Medical Campus to Benefit from Two Gifts to Help Veterans

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will be the beneficiary of two financial gifts earmarked to help veterans with reintegration after their service to the country.  The campus will open an institute dedicated to the treatment of veterans with traumatic brain injury and mental health issue.  The $38 million gift is donation from the Atlanta-based Marcus Foundation.  Creator Bernard Marcus is the retired co-founder of Home Depot.   The institute will be named the “Marcus Institute for Brain Health at CU Anschutz.  Dr. James Kelly, a neurologist at the medical campus will serve as the institutes’ first executive director.

The medical center will also be the beneficiary of a endowment from The Cohen Veterans Network that is tasked with creating a team of health care professionals solely dedicated to treating the mental health issues confronting veterans and their families.    The Cohen Veterans Network’s founder, Connecticut hedge fund manger Stephen Cohen, intends to establish a network of mental health clinics in 25 locations across the country.  The network will provide $9.8 million to establish and run the clinic which over the next six years will become a 50/50 funding split with the University.

Read more in the Denver Business Journal.

 

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