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Mary and Ryan Finley donate $3 million to Legacy Health, OHSU to combat COVID-19

Family hopes gift will inspire others to contribute
two women, dressed in protective gear, package a COVID testing sample together as they stand near a car
Medical assistants Kasey Cookston, left, and Jillian Zalunardo package a COVID-19 sample at the OHSU drive-through testing site at the Gordon Farber Recreation Center in Hillsboro. (OHSU/Kristyna Wentz-Graff)

An Oregon couple moved by the heroic work of frontline clinicians and health care workers during the COVID-19 crisis is giving $1.5 million each to Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University.

Mary and Ryan Finley say they hope their gifts will inspire others to join the fight against the deadly virus, which has infected hundreds of Oregonians across the state. The Finley family’s generosity comes at a time when hospitals and health care professionals are racing to keep up with growing demand for life-saving services.

“We love Portland and these gifts are from our family to our community and our health care teams risking their lives to be on the front lines,” Mary says. “We hope that if people are looking for a way to help Portland survive this crisis, they can join us and contribute to these COVID-19 response funds.”

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“We are here to care for the communities we serve, and it is reassuring to know that the community is here for our providers and employees,” said Legacy Health President & CEO Kathryn Correia. “COVID-19 is placing an unprecedented strain on health care organizations. The Finley family’s gift will be used at Legacy to ensure our patients, providers and employees have the resources they need as we fight back this virus.”

The Finley’s made their gifts through the RMF Foundation, which supports a variety of youth programs, low-income housing groups and organizations fighting hunger. Ryan Finley is the founder of SurveyMonkey.

“This gift from the Finley family is an incredible example of how our community has united to support COVID-19 efforts,” said OHSU President Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., FACS. “Philanthropy is critical during this health crisis, as it allows our health care systems to collaborate in assessing and prioritizing the greatest needs in managing the pandemic as it evolves.”

Join the Finley family, donate and support the fight against COVID-19

 OHSU: www.onwardohsu.org/donate-covid19

Legacy Health: www.legacyhealthgiving.org/COVID 

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