UCLA donors Cam and Peter Starrett will be honored as Outstanding Philanthropists in Los Angeles on the 35th anniversary of National Philanthropy Day. The award is given annually by the Association of Fund Raising Professionals and will be presented virtually this year on November 13, 2020.
Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of UCLA Urology says “Peter and Cam Starrett represent everything that is good and inspiring about humanity. They are generous yet humble in their philanthropy, passionate in supporting education, cancer research, and health care. Our department is home to the Starrett Chair in Medical Education, through which Peter and Cam support our critical mission of training the next generation of doctors and physician-scientists.
The Starretts also support cutting-edge research in prostate cancer at UCLA, providing funding for some of our most innovative projects in oncology. Peter and Cam are paragons of the cultural north star, to which we adhere at the David Geffen School of Medicine: do what’s right, make things better, and be kind. They are our angels.”
Johnese Spisso, MPA, President, UCLA Health & CEO, UCLA Hospital System recognizes their contributions by noting, “UCLA is honored to be among the organizations that benefit greatly from Cam and Peter Starrett’s generosity and kindness. Peter’s service as a member of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Board of Advisors has further added his invaluable leadership and guidance to help us pursue our caring mission.”
This is a richly deserved honor!