Bernie and Billi Marcus have made a lasting impact as philanthropists and public servants. Mr. Marcus is co-founder of The Home Depot, Inc., the world’s largest home improvement retailer. Since his retirement as chairman in 2002, he has redirected his entrepreneurial spirit toward a variety of charitable endeavors.
Bernie and Billi Marcus channel their generosity through The Marcus Foundation, which focuses on children, medical research, free enterprise, Israel and Jewish causes and the community. Strong believers in contributing to the health of the world around them, the trustees of The Marcus Foundation recently awarded Jefferson a $14 million grant to establish the Brind- Marcus Center of Integrative Medicine, the first satellite location of the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson. The 14,000-square-foot facility will make groundbreaking integrative health programs and services available to patients who have never had such access before.