Friends and Colleagues,

When I recently saw the artistic renderings of the building that will house the UNLV School of Medicine, I couldn’t help thinking about the philanthropy that's making it possible. The funding, most of which will come from the Engelstad Foundation and the Lincy Foundation, with additional gifts from unnamed donors, reminded me of something William James, the philosopher/psychologist who trained as a physician, once said: “The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” With that in mind, I want to say thank you to these foundations and other donors who are leaving a lasting legacy of better healthcare to the people of Nevada. They are genuine workers on behalf of humanity. In today’s newsletter, you get a sense of how their philanthropy will play out in the future.