SD philanthropist Sanford giving $125M to Dakotas-based health system to expand genetics use

  • Article by: DIRK LAMMERS , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 7, 2014 - 2:55 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford is giving another $125 million to the Dakotas-based health system that bears his name for a program that will incorporate genetics into primary care, Sanford Health executives announced Tuesday.

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dflleftJan. 7, 14 1:01 PM

GREAT JOB Denny on a sizable donation; and pay no attention to the hard core DFL liberals over here who don't seem to understand the benefits of charity. The libs would rather this money came fron GOVERNMENT.

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WaterBunkerJan. 7, 14 2:06 PM

Another wealthy, inconsiderate and selfish white male. He has given substantially to Mayo for children's causes as well, but most has gone to Sioux Falls. There is a reason his company is headquartered in SD rather than his home state of Minnesota. He decided he would give the money to charities he prefers rather than the greedy state if MN DFL.

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elmore1Jan. 7, 14 2:08 PM

We could have had Sanford running the U hospital. They know how to secure private sector money as opposed to the bloated U always asking for more funding from our taxes. Go figure...

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panktainterJan. 7, 14 3:44 PM

How in the world can people criticize the generosity of someone else? Unbelievable.

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mrknowitallJan. 7, 14 5:03 PM

Sanford has been generous, and what could be more important than medical advancement. However there are other facets to consider -- 1) Sanford got his name plastered all over SD in the process of donating, the city itself may be called Sanford Falls one day, 2) one could argue it is actually the masses making the donation, Sanford made much of his fortune by charging lower and middle income people usurious rates for credit cards, 3) it's easy to be generous when you are a billionaire. I would also note the donations are to what is in effect his own company. I have more respect for the guy who has little to nothing to give but nevertheless gives his $20 anyway, and does so anonymously.

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