Isaac Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Comics, and his wife Laura Perlmutter gave NYU Langone Medical Center, of which they are trustees, a present last month. But unimaginative as they are, they gave them cash.
Fifty million dollars worth.
Wikipedia tells me that the NYU Langone Medical Center comprises the NYU School of Medicine and three hospitals: Tisch Hospital, the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. The institution is known for evidence-based clinical care across a wide range of specialties including its five key clinical areas: cardiac and vascular, cancer, musculoskeletal, neurology and neurosurgery, and children's services.
NYU Local reported that "for their efforts, Langone's cancer institute will be renamed the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone" which is nice.
Oddly, he's not the only Marvel bigwig to donate fifty million to the hospital, former Marvel owner Ronald Perelman, who Perlmutter was instrumental in wrestling Marvel away from, also donated fifty million to the same hospital, in December, creating the Ronalod O Perelman Department Of Dermatology.
I do hope they have a crossover.
Laura Perlmutter was a volunteer at the hospital from 1978, initially working at the hospital gift shop. I do hope she makes sure they sell Rocket Raccoon toys. Maybe some of that money could go and help Bill Mantlo as well…
JewishBusinessNews reports that the dean Robert I. Grossman stated "The naming of the Perlmutter Cancer Center is a tribute to our Super Hero supporters for their tireless efforts on behalf of our institution."