One of television's most successful writers made a big donation to the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to help underserved community members gain the skills to become health care professionals.
His Chuck Lorre Family Foundation disbursed a $30 million endowment that will fund the construction of a new school. It's being dubbed the Chuck Lorre School of Allied Health and will boast training programs for clinical laboratory science, pharmacy technicians, radiology technology, and MRI tech.
“The foundation’s forward thinking will help develop future generations of Cedars-Sinai caliber professionals," said Arthur J. Ochoa, JD, the senior vice president of advancement and chief advancement officer for Cedars-Sinai, in a press release.
The school is expected to open its doors in 2024 when 50 students will be able to attain certifications in their respective fields in intensive six to 24 months of training.
"Choosing to collaborate with Cedars-Sinai, one of health care's most respected institutions, was not a tough call for me," Lorre noted. "When the opportunity presented itself to provide training and certificates for underserved individuals in our community, which in some instances would double their salaries, I was all in."
Some of Lorre's most notable shows include Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and Young Sheldon.