Vera Guerin

Past Chairwoman, Cedars-Sinai Foundation

THE LATEST: Guerin is a past chairwoman of the Cedars-Sinai Foundation and a former president of its Women’s Guild. She remains active with the organization, which supports the 117-year-old hospital.

BACKGROUND: The billionaire heiress — her father sold his stake in homebuilder Shappell Industries for $1.6 billion in 2013 — has donated millions to fund Cedars-Sinai. Her gifts have supported the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Lung Institute, the Vera and Paul Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program and two academic chairs in pulmonary medicine and pediatric neurosurgery. She also supports Cedars-Sinai’s Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion.

WORTH NOTING: Guerin has produced theatrical runs of “Leap of Faith” and “Amadeus.” Guerin’s net worth was estimated at $1.5 billion, placing her at No. 46 on the Business Journal’s 2018 list of Wealthiest Angelenos.


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