David W. Fleming, a prominent Los Angeles attorney and chairman of the board of directors at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, has donated $1 million to the hospital.
The donation is the largest single gift the hospital has ever received, hospital spokesman Steve Sibilsky said Friday. To honor Fleming for his donation, the hospital's health education center will be renamed the Jean and David W. Fleming Health Education Center, Sibilsky said.
Fleming's gift will be used in a $10.5-million building campaign scheduled to start in January, Sibilsky said. The money may be used to expand and improve the hospital's cardiac services or to fund an ongoing refurbishing project at the hospital.
Fleming, an attorney with Latham & Watkins, was the recipient of the Fernando Award for community service last year. Upon receiving the award, Fleming was cited for donating 12,000 hours of volunteer time to a host of civic organizations in the San Fernando Valley and for raising and donating more than $5 million to local charitable causes.
Fleming has headed the Los Angeles County Children's Services Planning Commission, the Capital Campaign for the School of Education at Cal State Northridge and the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn.