The Jane and Leonard Korman family has long supported the efforts of Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. Leonard Korman has been a Thomas Jefferson University trustee since 1998. He is chairman and chief executive officer of the Trevose, Pennsylvania-based real estate development and management company Korman Commercial Properties, Inc., and a partner in the Korman Company.
Mr. Korman has been engaged in all aspects of real estate management and development as owner and senior executive his entire career. In addition, over the years, he has served on the boards of many healthcare, financial and other community organizations throughout the region, including Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Jane Korman, who passed away in 2019, was a patron of the arts community for many years. She served as trustee of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, a trustee of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and a trustee of the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mrs. Korman was a member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a member of the Modern and Contemporary Art Committee, and the Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 1977, she founded the Sign of the Swan Craft Gallery in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, and the Swan Gallery in Philadelphia. In 2011 she published a book about entertaining with contemporary crafts; proceeds from the sale of the book were directed to the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division of Medicine at Jefferson Hospital.
Throughout the years, the Kormans were dedicated to creating and supporting numerous initiatives and programs in the cultural and healthcare fields. A generous gift established the Jefferson – Jane and Leonard Korman Lung Center. The partnership, supported by the Jane and Leonard Korman Family Foundation, will allow Jefferson to better understand lung disease through innovative research and expanded clinical programs.