Foundation Endows Fund For Jefferson
For Michael Ellis, MD, JMC 70, and his family, Jefferson Medical College (JMC) is a tradition dating back to the 1930s. Nine family members have attended JMC, including Michael, his son Jeffrey Ellis, MD, JMC 98, and their cousins Stewart First, MD, JMC 56, Richard Ellis, MD, JMC 49, and Alison Sharpe Avram, MD, JMC 96. An uncle, Arthur First, MD, was a longtime member of the faculty.
To help new generations of Jefferson students, the Abraham M. and Rose Ellis
Foundation, which honors Michaels grandparents and is celebrating its 50th
anniversary, recently contributed $50,000 to endow a scholarship fund. Michael is trustee
of the Foundation, which plans to add to this fund every year until it becomes an endowed
My family and I wanted to make a gift that would help as many students as possible, Michael said. The Ellis Fund is a wonderful way to honor our familys Jefferson tradition and help future generations create their own.
Visit The Jefferson 2000 Fund website at http://www.tju.edu/jeffgiving/