Chuck Lorre Donates $30M for Underserved Med Tech School Students

One of television’s most successful writers donated a substantial donation to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to help underserved members of the community acquire the skills necessary to become healthcare professionals.

His Chuck Lorre Family Foundation donated $30 million to sponsor the development of a new school. There will be training programs for clinical laboratory science, pharmacy technicians, radiology technology, and MRI tech at the Chuck Lorre School of Allied Health.

In a press release, Arthur J. Ochoa, JD, senior vice president of advancement and chief advancement officer for Cedars-Sinai, stated, “The foundation’s foresight will contribute to the development of future generations of professionals of the caliber of Cedars-Sinai.”

After six to twenty-four months of intensive study, 50 students will be able to earn certifications in their various areas upon the school’s opening in 2024.

Lorre stated that collaborating with Cedars-Sinai, one of the most prestigious organizations in health care, was not a difficult decision. When the possibility of providing training and certifications to underserved members of our community, which in some cases would double their salaries, presented itself, I jumped at the chance.