The Seeds of Philanthropy Were Sown Early
Dr. Prem Reddy's generous philanthropic spirit has positively impacted
thousands of lives and has provided support to communities in the United
States and overseas. Dr. Reddy and his Foundations assist individuals
and organizations in countless ways, whether providing generous donations
for educational facilities and scholarships for aspiring healthcare professionals
or assisting those unable to afford medical care.
Dr. Reddy was born into a family of proud village leaders in rural India,
where he learned the values and guiding principles that led to his remarkable
accomplishments and generosity. The focus of Dr. Reddy's charitable
work has always been to give back to the communities and provide others
with the same kinds of opportunities he had. He has gifted hundreds of
millions of dollars to causes related to health care and education. In
1989, he established the Desert Valley Charitable Foundation, which was
later renamed the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation, with an initial gift
of $1 million and a goal of providing and supporting healthcare education
that will improve the quality of life in Southern California and High
The Victor Valley College Foundation honored Dr. Reddy for the largest
private donation in the history of the college by naming its allied Health
programs "The Dr. Prem Reddy School of Allied Health and Nursing."
The donation directly addresses the nursing shortage while assisting the
next generation of healthcare professionals with scholarships and grants.
Dr. Reddy also donated a Public Health Library to the High Desert Community.
In honor of his many contributions to education in the health care field,
The Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA named its largest
lecture hall the "Dr. Prem Reddy Lecture Hall." In the early
years of the foundation, Dr. Reddy
donated $1 million to the Circle of Care Foundation at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, CA, which helps support burn
survivors, seniors, and family caregivers. The American College of Cardiology
in Bethesda, Maryland designated Dr. Reddy a member of The Order of William
Harvey, in recognition of and appreciation for outstanding support of
the college's endowment programs. The foundation also raised money for a
9/11 Memorial Tribute Monument at Victor Valley College.
Dr. Reddy founded the
Prime Healthcare Foundation in 2006, a 501(c)3 public charity that owns and operates non-profit acute
care hospitals that serve the needs of communities across the United States,
providing millions of dollars in charity care and community benefit.
Beyond our borders, Dr. Reddy bestowed funds to several charities in India
which he feels will have a lasting impact. For these honorable efforts,
he received the National Citizen's Award from H. D. Deve Gowda, previous
Prime Minister of India. Additionally, Dr. Reddy has supported Samaritan's
Purse World Medical Mission to
provide third world countries with medical equipment. This commitment affects communities around the globe.
In early 2014, Cal State University unveiled the
Dr. Prem Reddy Nursing Laboratory, made possible by a $500,000 gift that Dr. Reddy made to the university
to support nursing education. The facility includes 30 computer stations,
a 10-bed lab and advanced simulation technology and mannequins.
Dr. Reddy continues to his philanthropic efforts to this day, most recently
celebrating with the inaugural graduating class of MD students at the
California University of Science and Medicine, one of our nation’s newest medical schools founded by Dr. Reddy
through a $60 million donation.
CHARITIES THAT DR. REDDY SUPPORTS INCLUDE:
- Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation Scholarship Program
- Circle of Care Foundation
- Cure A Little Heart Foundation
- City of Victorville - Wellness Center
- Dr. Prem Reddy School of Health Sciences
- African American Chamber of Commerce
- Loma Linda University Medical Center
- American Red Cross
- Desert Valley Charitable Foundation
- Samaritan's Purse World Medical Mission
For more on the community organizations that have honored Dr. Reddy for