The gift comes from Enlow and Melena Adams Ose and it marks one of the biggest philanthropic contributions in Sacramento history, although Melena says it’s not just from them.
"You could say the gift is from our children because now they don’t inherit this money."
The money will be used for Sutter’s new expansion project in midtown Sacramento including renovation of Sutter’s General Hospital at 29th and L Street which will be renamed the Ose Adams Medical Pavilion.
Sutter CEO Tom Gagen says the ambitious redevelopment project will help boost the local economy.
"We are adding retail, we’re adding housing and we’re adding the B Street Theater into the neighborhood."
The project, which also includes construction of a cancer center and a new parking garage, is expected to cost about $500 million and be finished in 5 years.