News and analysis
February 08, 2015

No. 17: Ernest and Evelyn Rady

Amount donated in 2014: $121-million

Main beneficiary: Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego

Background: Mr. Rady founded American Assets, a real-estate development company, and ICW Group Holdings, an insurance company.

Mr. Rady, 77, and his wife, Evelyn, 74, pledged $120-million to Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego to endow the Rady Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute. The couple has been giving to the hospital for 35 years. It was named for the Radys in 2006 when they gave $60-million.

They also pledged $1-million to the University of California at San Diego Rady School of Management for fellowships. The school was named for them in 2004 when they donated $15-million.

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