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Gift establishes endowed chair in pediatric urology at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Writer, director and producer Jefery Levy and his wife, Pamela Skaist-Levy, co-founder of Juicy Couture, have made a $2 million gift to establish the Leonard B. Skaist Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. This generous gift was inspired by Pamela Skaist-Levy’s father, Leonard Skaist, a Keck School physician who has been a pediatric urologist at the hospital for 45 years.

“I was so impressed with the work of these doctors, including my father—that I felt like I had to get involved,” said Skaist-Levy. “These doctors make a difference in the lives of sick children and their families.”

The endowment will support the division’s research, equipment, faculty retention and recruitment, as well as program support. The Skaist-Levy family has committed to making Childrens Hospital their main charitable organization. In addition to organizing next year’s newly created annual “Night to Remember” fund raiser, Skaist-Levy said Juicy Couture will be launching a Barbie doll later this year with proceeds going to the hospital’s division of pediatric urology.

“Our work has just begun—I will work tirelessly to raise money for the hospital,” Skaist-Levy said. “Childrens Hospital is an incredible place. Few hospitals can do what Childrens Hospital can do and few doctors can do the work of these pediatric urologists.”

Gift establishes endowed chair in pediatric urology at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

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