Dreidink Gift in Support of Basic Research
Recently Bob and Julie Dreidink, longtime patients of Jefferson and the Department of Medicine, made a significant contribution toward the Department's basic research efforts. After an initial gift of $100,000 toward the Center for Translational Medicine in 2012, Bob and Julie renewed their commitment to our mission by making a $1 million bequest to support the future of this important research.
Of the gift, Robert and Julie said “we have the greatest respect for Jefferson and their goals, and we’re happy to be a part of that. We did this in appreciation of all that Jefferson has done for us through the years."
During his recent visit to the Center for Translational Medicine, Bob was pleased to meet Ray Penn, PhD who kindly hosted a tour and luncheon overview of the Center's work. Bob was greatly impressed.
We are fortunate to have individuals like the Dreidinks who give back to support our research. I encourage you all to continue collaborating with our team from the Office of Institutional Advancement on philanthropic strategy to further support our mission. Jefferson remains at the forefront of cutting-edge research and compassionate patient care because of the generosity of donors like Robert and Julie Dreidink, and because of the tremendous effort you put forth every day to help save lives and alleviate disease.