2000 Fund Approaches 75% of Goal; New Vice-President for Development
The Jefferson 2000 Fund campaign has surpassed $144 million
of its $200 million goal, placing the campaign nearly one year ahead of
This was a banner year for Jefferson philanthropy. In 1996, $25 million
was raised in pledges and gifts, making it the third consecutive year of
The single largest individual gift in Jefferson's history was made this
year by Sidney Kimmel, who committed $10 million for cancer research. Friends
of Jefferson contributed $19 million, with $5 million coming from alumni
Alumni contributed a record $1.67 million through annual giving. Corporations
and foundations committed $3.5 million in 1996, a significant portion of
which has been earmarked for research. The Women's Board continued their
steadfast support by donating close to $200,000 to Thomas Jefferson University
The end of 1996 also brought change within the Development Office itself.
Kenneth W. Moore, Vice President for Development, retired at the end of
the year after 15 years of service. Mr. Moore presided over the most successful
period of philanthropy in Jefferson's history, which has included the Jefferson
2000 Fund campaign and the Decade Fund campaign. During the 15-year period,
Jefferson raised more than $250 million.
Jefferson's new Vice President for Development is Robert A. Peterson, who
for the past several years has been Senior Vice President for Administration
and Finance. Mr. Peterson joined Jefferson in 1984.