Posted on November 9th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein
Driving around Los Angeles, particularly around the UCLA campus, it's hard not to notice the hospitals and research centers that bear their name. The father-and-son team of Leslie and Louis Gonda made a fortune from the sale of their aircraft leasing business, and they weren't shy about spreading their wealth around, giving to charities and medical research throughout the city…
The Gondas' donations were essential in establishing the Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center at UCLA and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said Phil Hampton, a UCLA spokesman. Other projects include the Mayo/Gonda (Goldschmied) Integration Center and the Gonda (Goldschmied) Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center at UCLA.
LA Times by W.J. Hennigan, 11/8/09
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