City of Hope Beckman Research Institute: City of Duarte
$50,000,000 tax- exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit bonds and $38,635,000 Borrower funds for the construction and equipping of a state-of-the-art research facility.
City of Hope’s Beckman Research Institute is a premier center for biomedical research. Founded in 1951, it was endowed by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation in 1983 and renamed Beckman Research Institute, the first of five Beckman Institutes in the United States. The mission of City Hope’s Beckman Research Institute is to support innovative research and to educate future scientists in the biological sciences. The Institute is housed at City of Hope to promote close interaction between Beckman scientists and City of Hope physicians, so that basic science may be quickly developed into practical treatments. Beckman Research Institute is one of eight major programs and facilities at City of Hope engaged in basic research and development of clinical applications.
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation recently awarded City of Hope $20 million to fund construction of a new Center for Cancer Immunotherapeutics and Tumor Immunology building (CITI). The CITI building will replace two older buildings. When completed, the center will provide an integrated research environment where new approaches to cancer treatment will be conceived, developed and refined.