Denny Sanford
Health Care's Greatest Philanthropist

To date, Denny Sanford has given more than $1 billion to care for people around the world and to develop the next generation of treatments and cures.

His $400 million gift to Sanford Health in 2007—which stands as the largest known donation ever given to a U.S. health care organization—transformed Sanford Health from a small regional provider into one of the largest health systems in the nation.


Below, you’ll find Mr. Sanford’s biography, a snapshot of his health care philanthropy to date, and a record of awards and recognition he has received over the years.