The Clinton Family Foundation donated $100,000 to the medical school last year, according to newly released tax documents.
The foundation donated more than $1.1 million to charities last year, including $100,000 to the Rodham Institute at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, according to tax documents obtained by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
The Rodham Institute is a research center that was established in 2013 in honor of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mother Dorothy Rodham, who died at GW Hospital in 2011. The institute promotes public health equity through training, workforce development and community public health initiatives, according to its website.
Gigi El-Bayoumi, the director of the institute who was also Rodham’s physician, said the Clinton family has supported the institute’s mission to improve health equity in D.C.
“The [Clinton] family has been generous in supporting our mission,” El-Bayoumi told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. “They give donations pretty regularly.”
Two other D.C. charities – the Shakespeare Theatre Company and the Sidwell Friends School – also received donations totaling $20,000, according to the documents.
The Clinton Family Foundation is part of the larger Clinton Foundation, both of which are run by former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Their daughter, Chelsea Clinton, is the director of the foundation, which aims to “create economic opportunity, improve public health and inspire civic engagement,” according to the foundation website.
The Clinton Foundation hosted a three-day-long conference for students at GW in 2015. The foundation hosted similar events across the country, but GW was one of three universities that didn’t have to foot the bill.