Long-time Palo Alto resident and Silicon Valley real estate investor Denny LeVett has been a part of PAMF’s “extended family” for decades. His best friend of 54 years, Duncan Matteson, is a member of the PAMF Community Board of Trustees and chairman of philanthropy for the Bay Area. Several years ago, LeVett graciously donated a building to the PAMF Palo Alto campus. And over the years, he and Matteson have talked about a number of other PAMF philanthropic opportunities.
After hearing about the vision that Conrad M. Vial, M.D., and Greg Engel, M.D., have to improve cardiovascular care in our Bay Area communities, LeVett and his wife Jeanne decided it was time to make another major gift to PAMF, in honor of Matteson, as well as their friendship.
“We loved them both immediately,” says LeVett of Drs. Vial and Engel. “We see a lot of the physicians at PAMF and appreciate them all, but these two, I absolutely love them.”
“PAMF’s expanded approach to caring for cardiac patients really resonated with us,” recalls Jeanne. “We were extremely impressed and knew right away we wanted to support their work to make this transformation.”
The Dennis A. LeVett Cardiovascular Care Center in Palo Alto was unveiled in 2016.