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DENVER-Children’s Hospital, which plans to move from the Uptown neighborhood outside of the Central Business District to the new health science center in the former Army hospital at Fitzsimons in Aurora, is getting $5 million from the Boettcher Foundation for the new hospital building. It is the largest single grant by the Boettcher Foundation and the largest single donation for the hospital project.

The entire hospital project, including an outpatient clinic, an office building and covered parking, is estimated to cost $458 million. Of that, the hospital itself will cost $250 million.

Earlier this year, the hospital sold $275 million in bonds to help finance the hospital. So far, the hospital has raised more than $125 million of its $250 million fund-raising goal In addition to the Boettcher grant, the hospital has $55 million in pledges from the hospital board.

Hospital foundation board members and related foundations have made more than $30 million in pledges in three separate donations. As a result of the donation, the hospital will name its new atrium after it.

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