Foundation Honored with Cornerstone Award at Presidents Club Dinner
The Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation was the recipient of Jeffersons prestigious Cornerstone Award at the 1998 Presidents Club Dinner held at the The Academy of Natural Sciences on October 9. Thomas Jefferson University President Paul C. Brucker, MD, and his wife Joan, hosted the annual dinner dance that acknowledges Jeffersons most generous benefactors. The evenings program honored 26 new members of the Winged Ox Society and six new Presidents Club Fellows.
Mr. Jack Farber, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University, presented the Cornerstone Award, Jeffersons highest and most distinguished tribute, to the Measey Foundation for its generous, longtime support of medical education at Jefferson Medical College (JMC). The Foundation was begun in 1958 by the late William Maul Measey to support scholarships in medical education, and its philanthropy has benefited Jefferson for more than 20 years. The Foundations gift of $1 million last year helped to establish the William Maul Measey Professorship of Surgery.
James C. Brennan, Esq., Trustee and Secretary of the Foundation, accepted the award on its behalf. Also recognized were Foundation trustees Truman G. Schnabel, MD; Brooke Roberts, MD; and Marshall E. Blume, PhD, as well as their spouses, who attended the dinner.
Jefferson 2000 Fund Campaign Tops $180 Million
Before recognizing the new Winged Ox members and Fellows of The Presidents Club, Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton, Chairman of the Jefferson 2000 Fund capital campaign and longtime Jefferson trustee, announced that current gifts and commitments to the Campaign total more than $180 million. Mrs. Hamilton also reported that, with less than $20 million left to raise to meet the Campaign goal of $200 million, Jefferson anticipates achieving this goal within this fiscal year.
Winged Ox Society members received gold pins in recognition of their generous support of Jefferson this year. The new members are: Mrs. Donald L. Bittner; Harold L. Chandler, MD, JMC 38; Thomas Connelly, MD, D 85; Mr. and Mrs. George W. Gephart, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Honickman; Mr. Steven H. Korman; Muriel Kowlessar, MD; Mr. and Mrs. James E. Ksansnak; Charles Lee Liggett, MD, S 44; Mrs. Jane Davis Myers; Clermont S. Powell, MD, JMC 48; Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Reinecke; Ms. Mary A. Roth; Ernest G. Shander, MD, JMC 48; Mr. and Mrs. Karl Shechtman; Dr. and Mrs. Bryce Templeton; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weiss; and Dr. and Mrs. Earl Wharton, JMC 53.
Every year, for over two decades, new Fellows of The Presidents Club have received gold-headed physicians canes, symbolizing healing, and acknowledging their exceptional, enduring philanthropy to Jefferson. The 1998 Fellows are Mr. Nathan Auerbach; John Barner, MD, JMC 33; Martin Greitzer, Esq.; William K. Jenson, MD, JMC 53; Thomas B. Morris, Jr., Esq.; and Edward Scull, MD, JMC 48.
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