City of Hope Orange County Receives $25 Million Gift from Argyros Family

City of Hope Orange County Receives $25 Million Gift from Argyros Family

Sep 27, 2022

The transformational gift was announced at the 2022 Hope Gala featuring Nick Jonas

Visionary philanthropist Julia A. Argyros surprised guests at City of Hope’s Hope Gala in Orange County by announcing a $25 million gift from Julia and George Argyros to City of Hope Orange County.

This transformational gift continues a decades-long legacy of extraordinary generosity and support from the Argyros family to City of Hope.

Now, in recognition of the generous gift, the Argyros name will grace the healing garden at City of Hope Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center, furthering a shared commitment to healing mind, body and spirit.

The Argyros family has made deep investments in health care, education, childhood development and arts foundations across Southern California.

“We are honored to be in the position to support City of Hope, which is saving lives and expanding access to its advanced cancer care. We believe it is our privilege to give back to the community. We hope that this gift helps people get the care they need and that everyone who walks through the healing gardens at the new cancer center is filled with peace and hope,” Julia Argyros said.

The Sept. 10 gala raised $2.3 million in addition to the announcement of the Argyros family’s transformational $25 million gift to City of Hope Orange County. The gala brought together leaders and luminaries to honor Julia Argyros and celebrate the partnership of City of Hope’s many philanthropic supporters in Orange County and nationally. The gala featured a performance by Grammy-nominated recording artist Nick Jonas.

“City of Hope came to Orange County to answer a pressing need in the community, and we are grateful for those foresighted supporters who help us ignite a movement that is changing the health care landscape,” said Annette Walker, president, City of Hope Orange County. “Supporters like Julia and George Argyros, and everyone whose contributions are helping to make this vision possible, are evidence of the incredible support for City of Hope in Orange County. Together, we can achieve our goal of making our communities cancer free.”

City of Hope Provides Orange County’s Most Advanced Cancer Care

Patients at the cancer center receive fully integrated, multidisciplinary care — from prevention through survivorship — in one convenient location where every physician and staff member is solely focused on treating and curing cancer. They have access to City of Hope’s 575 physicians and more than 1,000 researchers and scientists, and nearly 1,000 Phase 1-3 clinical trials conducted at City of Hope each year.

The outpatient cancer center features a suite of market-leading technology, 67 spacious exam and treatment rooms, an infusion center and a design developed around patient preferences. It will be seamlessly connected to Orange County’s only specialty cancer hospital, opening in 2025.

City of Hope’s Orange County cancer care network currently includes four regional clinical network sites — two in Newport Beach, one in Huntington Beach and one in Irvine. The cancer center, the regional sites and the planned hospital will create Orange County’s largest network dedicated exclusively to cancer treatment and cures.


Julia ArgyrosPatients can make an appointment at any of the Orange County locations by calling 888-333-HOPE.

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