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Tradition of Giving at Scheie

The Scheie Eye Institute was the culmination of a dream by Harold G. Scheie for a facility devoted exclusively to ophthalmology. Dr. Scheie raised funds for an independently financed eye institute that was built on the Presbyterian Hospital campus. His fundraising efforts met with enormous success; he raised over $9 million for the building, and in 1972, the Scheie Eye Institute was dedicated.

Dr. Scheie continued to fundraise for an endowment to support the department in the future. At the time of his death, the endowment was worth over $40 million.