A $25 million gift from the Grayken family created the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center in the spring of 2017. The gift is the largest donation in BMC's history and the largest private gift in the US in the last decade for the field of addiction. The Graykens have demonstrated tremendous leadership by donating substantially to a cause in desperate need of funding. Their gift represents a turning point in philanthropy for the addiction field.

This generous contribution is pivotal to BMC's innovative work to combat the nation's addiction epidemic through integrated treatment, training, prevention and research programs. The Grayken Center allows BMC to build on its 25-year history of developing groundbreaking addiction treatment models and replicating them to enhance patient care. Through the work of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center, BMC will expand its leadership in addiction treatment and its commitment to recovery from this disease.


Mayor Martin J. Walsh Speaking at Grayken Gift Ceremony

$25 million gift advances Boston Medical Center's leadership in treating and preventing addiction

BMC News Release | March 07, 2017

Boston Medical Center, already an international leader in research, teaching, and clinical programming on substance use disorders and their consequences, announces a $25 million gift from Eilene and John Grayken to intensify BMC's fight against the burgeoning opioid epidemic, the most pressing public health crisis of our time.