JMC Alumni Association Honored at President's Club Dinner
The Alumni Association of Jefferson Medical College was the recipient of the prestigious Cornerstone Award at the 1997 President's Club Dinner held in the historic Crystal Tea Room at the Wanamaker Building on October 3. University President, Paul C. Brucker, MD, and his wife Joan, hosted the annual dinner dance, which also honored 11 new members of the Winged Ox Society and six new President's Club Fellows.
Dr. Brucker also announced that J. Wallace Davis, MD, JMC '42, and his wife Gail have established a new trust to benefit Jefferson Medical College. The trust is currently valued at more than $1.5 million. In commenting on the gift, Dr. Brucker said that Dr. and Mrs. Davis's "outstanding generosity and commitment to Jefferson continues to astonish and encourage all of us." Dr. Davis has chaired the Alumni Association Annual Giving Fund Committee since 1964.
Mr. Jack Farber, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University, presented the Alumni Association of Jefferson Medical College with Jefferson's highest tribute, the Cornerstone Award, for its "steadfast and enthusiastic" support of JMC for more than half a century. The JMC Alumni Association, the largest group of living alumni of any medical school in the nation, has donated more than $1 million to its alma mater for 14 consecutive years, and more than $31 million in total since its formation.
The award was accepted on behalf of the Alumni Association by Dr. Davis and Joseph Sokolowski Jr., MD, JMC '62, President of the Association. Joining them at the podium for the presentation were Stanton N. Smullens, MD, JMC '61, immediate past president, Joseph S. Gonnella, MD, Dean of JMC and Senior Vice President for academic affairs, Benjamin Bacharach, MD, JMC '56, Associate Dean of Admissions and Chairman of The President's Club, and Mary Monteith, Executive Director of the Alumni Association.
Also recognized were other past presidents of the Alumni Association who attended the dinner: William Baltzell, MD, JMC '46, Elmer Funk, MD, JMC '47; John Gartland, MD, JMC, S '44; John Hodges, MD, JMC '39; Edward McGehee, MD, JMC '45; Robert Poole, MD, JMC '53; Jerome Vernick, MD, JMC '62; and Frederick Wagner, MD, JMC '41.
Jefferson 2000 Fund Campaign Tops $154 Million
Robert Neroni Photography - Jack Farber, Chairman, Board of Trustees, TJU, at podium, presents the Cornerstone Award to the Alumni Association of Jefferson Medical College at the President's Club Dinner. Accepting the award are, from left J. Wallace Davis, MD, JMC '42, Chairman, JMC Alumni Association Annual Giving Fund Committee, and Joseph Sokolowski Jr., MD, JMC '62, President of the Association. Joining them are, from left Stanton N. Smullens, MD, JMC '61, immediate past president, JMC Alumni Association; Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton, Chairman, Jefferson 2000 Fund Campaign; Paul C. Brucker, MD, President, TJU; and Joseph S. Gonnella, MD, Dean, JMC.
Before announcing new Winged Ox members and Fellows of The President's Club, Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton, Chairman of the Jefferson 2000 Fund capital campaign and longtime Jefferson trustee, reported that the Campaign total now stands at $154.2 million. "We have only $46 million left to raise toward our goal of $200 million, and we are still ahead of schedule," Mrs. Hamilton said.
Mrs. Hamilton then named the newest Winged Ox Society members, who received gold pins, in appreciation for their generous support of Jefferson this year. The new members are: Mr. Leslie B. Crabtree, John M. Hess, MD, JMC '60, Anthony J. DiMarino Jr., MD, Mr. William S. Lewis Jr., Bettylou Marchant, MD, Mr. Sang Won Pak, Mrs. Harry E. Peris, The Honorable and Mrs. Charles H. Price III, Mr. and Mrs. Harold G. Schaeffer and Mr. Richard Walling.
New Fellows of The President's Club receive gold-headed physicians' canes, symbolizing healing, in recognition of their exceptional longtime philanthropy to Jefferson. Mrs. Hamilton recognized the new Fellows, who are: The Honorable Walter H. Annenberg, whose most recent outstanding gifts have supported the Rothman Institute and orthopaedic research; Mrs. Mignon Foerderer Davis, for her contributions to benefit student fellowships and endow education and research programs; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Field, who have endowed the cerebrovascular laboratory; John M. Levinson, MD, JMC '53, for significant alumni annual giving; Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sataloff, for magnificent generosity and donations of art; and Mrs. Margaret Lucille Minder Urban, who has established a memorial scholarship fund.
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