"Due to health reasons, David Koch will be resigning from the board", said Mark Holden, a co-chairman. "Because of this, David will be retiring from his responsibilities at Koch and other organizations", the letter states.
"David has always been a fighter and is dealing with this challenge in the same way", Charles Koch wrote in the memo dated June 4. He gifted $128 million to New York Presbyterian Hospital, $26.5 million to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, $26.2 million to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, $20 million to Johns Hopkins University, $10 million to Mount Sinai Medical Center and $10 million to the children's hospital at Stanford University for allergy research.
"His guidance and loyalty, especially in our most troubled times, has been unwavering", his brother Charles Koch wrote in the internal memo.
Through a constellation of aligned groups, the network still plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million on politics and policy during the 2018 election cycle.
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David, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer nearly two decades ago, is the executive vice president at Koch Industries.
While the Koch name is on many buildings, he is best known for wading heavily into politics.
David Koch made his own foray into politics decades ago, waging an unsuccessful bid as the Libertarian Party's vice presidential candidate in 1980 with Ed Clark.
Both David and Charles are major conservative donors and activists.
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According to an official bio, he has pledged or contributed more than $1.3 billion to assist various causes, including educational, arts and cultural institutions and public policy organizations.
Although David Koch's involvement had been reduced in recent years, he still held several top positions within the Koch network, including as chairman of a foundation that supports Americans for Prosperity. Those gifts triggered some controversy. Their checkbooks - and their abilities to recruit likeminded patrons - have largely helped conservatives, although this week they announced they were stepping up their game against President Donald Trump over his efforts to drag the United States into a trade war. More than 100 scientists petitioned natural history museums to sever ties with Koch and any other executives in the fossil fuels industry.
"What is un-American is when shadowy billionaires pour unlimited money into our democracy to rig the system to benefit themselves and the wealthiest one percent. the Koch brothers seem to believe in an America where the system is rigged to benefit the very wealthy", then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said during a floor speech in 2014.
That year, the publicity-averse family began a television advertising campaign to defend their business brand and have since opened up portions of their donor retreats to reporters.
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