Programs and Institutions We Support
We are pleased to have you as partners in enhancing the health and well being of our youngest patients.
Gene D. Block, Chancellor, Chase Child Life Program, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
Since its inception, the Peterson Family Foundation has granted more than $4 million to the programs it supports. At Peterson Family Foundation, we don’t take the decision to support a program or institutions lightly. We carefully research, interview and vet each organization, music therapist, physician and scientist before endorsing them.
Since we started our UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Program in October of 2013 we have become leading philanthropists and advocates for the field of music therapy. Along with UCSF Benioff, we now have funded and created music therapy programs at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. We have now provided music therapy to over 1,800 children.
We’ve chosen to support the following programs and physicians because:
- They’re devoted to the basic scientific, clinical and translational research that will improve the lives and outcomes of our community and larger human family
- They’re committed to the care, treatment and quality of life for people
- They’re passionate about both patient care and scientific advancement
Additional Areas the Peterson Family Foundation Supports
Diabetes research is a high priority to the Peterson Family Foundation. The Peterson Family regularly attends fundraisers to support the effort to cure this lifelong disease. In 2011, the Foundation established the Jeffrey and Karen Peterson Family Foundation Chair in Diabetes for Translational and Clinical research at UCSF. Jeff is also a member of the UCSF Diabetes Leadership Council that meets regularity to establish a path and accelerate progress toward a cure.
Lung Cancer research is of high importance to the Peterson Family Foundation. The Foundation to date has granted more than a million dollars in support of thoracic oncology. The following doctors and institutions have worked with the Foundation closely.
Another area of the Foundation’s focus and support is for Pediatric Leukemia. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood, which develops in the bone marrow. It is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost one out of three pediatric cancers. The Foundation has joined efforts with the following physicians and programs focused on Pediatric Leukemia.