Real estate investor Ernest Tschannen gives record $38.5 million to UC Davis

Real estate investor and former UC Davis Medical Center patient Ernest Tschannen, of Orangevale, has donated $38.5 million for eye research and treatment at the university. It's the biggest amount UC Davis has ever received from an individual.
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Real estate investor and former UC Davis Medical Center patient Ernest Tschannen, of Orangevale, has donated $38.5 million for eye research and treatment at the university. It's the biggest amount UC Davis has ever received from an individual.
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UC Davis patient donates record $38.5 million for research, treatment

March 10, 2016 11:22 AM

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