Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight Donates $125 Million to OHSU

, Posted: Tue, September 18 2012 at 8:09 AM, Updated: Tue, September 18 2012 at 8:12 AM

One of Nike's co-founders has donated $125 million to Oregon Health & Science University.

The donation was announced by Nike co-founder Phil Knight Monday.

According to school officials the gift could launch the University into the country's top tier of Cardiovascular Research Centers. 

In 2008, Knight donated $100 million to the University's cancer research program.

The donation is the largest in the University's history.

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