Joseph and Marie Field Receive Cornerstone Award at President's Club Dinner
Annual Donor Event Sets Record for Attendance and Awards
Joseph and Marie Field were the recipients of the prestigious Cornerstone Award at the 2000 President's Club Dinner held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on October 27.
A record number of Jefferson's most generous and loyal benefactors attended this year's annual event, hosted by University President Paul C. Brucker, MD, and his wife Joan, to acknowledge and thank major donors to the University and Hospital for their support. The festivities also included recognition of 17 new President's Club Fellows and 26 new members of the Winged Ox Society, an unprecedented number of awards.
Nearly 300 donors were present as Dr. Brucker thanked them for their outstanding generosity, saying, "Your gifts will continue to keep Jefferson strong so we can produce the best healthcare professionals, be on the leading edge of research, and provide efficient, effective, compassionate patient care for years to come."
Dr. Brucker noted that, despite many changes in the healthcare environment over the last decade, "Jefferson has stayed very alive and remained competitive."
He also introduced Jefferson's newest department chairmen: Donald Dafoe, MD, Samuel P. Gross Professor and Chairman of Surgery, and Roy Proujansky, MD, Robert Brent Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics.
Presenting Cornerstone Award
Douglas J. MacMaster Jr., Esq., Chairman of the University's Board of Trustees, presented the Cornerstone Award, Jefferson's highest and most distinguished tribute, to Joseph and Marie Field, honoring their generosity in establishing and supporting the Field Laboratory for Cerebrovascular Research at Jefferson Medical College (JMC). The laboratory, which focuses on brain injury and stroke research, is directed by Robert Rosenwasser, MD. In thanking Mr. and Mrs. Field for their outstanding commitment to this research program at JMC, Mr. MacMaster said, "Your leadership inspires us all and will benefit countless patients now and in the future."
Acknowledging Past Recipients
Mr. MacMaster also acknowledged past years' Cornerstone
Award recipients who were at the dinner including:
Recognizing Special Donors
The evening's program included awards to an unprecedented
number of special donors.
Mr. Stratton also welcomed new members of The Winged Ox Society, who received pins to recognize their generous support of Jefferson in the last fiscal year. They are: Frederick Anton; Dr. and Mrs. Frank Bakewell, JMC '52; James E. Beasley, Esq.; Mr. and Mrs. Edmund N. Carpenter III; Robert M. Coben, MD; Mitchell I. Conn, MD; Martin H. Feldman, MD, N '66; Abol H. Fotouhi, MD, JMC '41; Eliot N. Freeman Jr., MD, JMC '34; Carole Haas-Gravagno; Adrian S. Hooper; Mrs. Herbert G. Hopwood Jr., JMC '58; Patricia H. Imbesi; Robert W. Keller; Mrs. Herbert Klemmer, JMC '37; Ronald J. Librizzi, DO, and Robin Kershaw; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lotman; Ms. Mary Alice Malone; Elizabeth E. Piersol, RN, DN, Jefferson School of Nursing '34; Michael F. Rieders, PhD, CGS '85; Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Snitzer; Alfred P. Spivack, MD, JMC '54; Margaret Summers, RN, DN, Jefferson School of Nursing '41; Dr. (JMC '41) and Mrs. (DN, Jefferson School of Nursing '41) Frederick B. Wagner; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Weiss; and one anonymous new member.