Hamilton Charitable Trust Gives $2.2 Million To Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
A charitable income trust established by Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton, a member of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University, will provide $2.2 million to expand key medical oncology and surgical programs at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. This generosity, which will consist of $220,000 contributed annually over 10 years, will enhance Jeffersons efforts to recruit leading oncologists who specialize in such major areas of cancer treatment as lung, breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary oncology, hematological malignancies, and head and neck cancer. The gift also will support physicians use of new methods and techniques for patient care developed at Jeffersons renowned Kimmel Cancer Center.
This is the most recent example of Mrs. Hamiltons extraordinary dedication to Jefferson. In December of 1997, she contributed $3 million to the University in honor of three Jefferson physicians who cared for her late husband. That gift established a professorship in medicine and supported medical research in cancer, pulmonary medicine and digestive diseases, as well as education initiatives in the Department of Medicine.
Jeffersons talented physicians and staff are on the front lines of the battle against cancer, and their work is an inspiration, said Mrs. Hamilton. My family and I are very pleased that we can help Jefferson and its Kimmel Cancer Center.
This gift will help us to meet the challenge of translating research advances into innovative diagnostic tools and new preventive and treatment programs, said Thomas J. Lewis, President and CEO of Jefferson Hospital. Such private support is vital to Jefferson and its patients, and we are very grateful to Mrs. Hamilton and her family.
Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton
A member of the Universitys Board of Trustees since 1972, and a member of the Womens Board of Jefferson Hospital since 1957, Mrs. Hamilton is chairman of Jeffersons current capital campaign, The Jefferson 2000 Fund. Among her many contributions was a $5 million gift to the Department of Medicine to support laboratory renovations and two professorships. This generosity helped launch the Campaign, which has raised more than $180 million thus far toward its goal of $200 million by the year 2000.
Mrs. Hamilton is director of 218 Enterprises in Wayne, Pennsylvania. In addition, she chairs the Board of the University of the Arts and is a member of the Winterthur Museums Board of Trustees in Wilmington, Delaware. An enthusiastic gardener, she is a member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and has twice won the Societys Sweepstakes Trophy. She also chairs the Newport Flower Show.
Visit The Jefferson 2000 Fund website at http://www.tju.edu/jeffgiving/