Office of Institutional Advancement

Research & Patient Care


Jefferson is only able to provide the highest level of patient care and conduct leading-edge biomedical research with support from individuals, families and institutions throughout the Philadelphia region and far beyond. Here are contributions that have bolstered our efforts to reimagine the future of healthcare in the clinic and in the laboratory.

Hugh L. Adams, Hugh Trumbull Adams and Mary Trumbull Adams Fund
A gift of $110,000 from the Hugh L. Adams, Hugh Trumbull Adams and Mary Trumbull Adams Fund will be used for the purchase of equipment such as cerebral oximetry units, arctic suns and dual-monitoring screens.

Armenian General Benevolent Union
A $1 million gift supports Jefferson's Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging and Treatment Center and expands clinical services for patients.

Art and Gail Pasquarella
Art Pasquarella is a donor in every sense of the word. He gave a kidney as a living donor to one of his brothers. He gives his time as a volunteer for the National Kidney Foundation. 

Cardeza Foundation 
The namesake of Jefferson's Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research has a noteworthy history — including surviving the Titanic sinking in 1912.

Gail Coleman 
A $100,000 grant from Gail Coleman is supporting pancreatic cancer research conducted by Jordan M. Winter, MD, associate professor of surgery, and Jonathan R. Brody, PhD, Jefferson’s director of the Division of Surgical Research. 

Colon Cancer Coalition 
In celebration of March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, Jefferson received $55,000 from the Get Your Rear in Gear Race.

Fund A Cure
Fund A Cure for Pancreatic Cancer donated $47,000 to pancreatic cancer research at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

Bob Halinski 
In honor of Mary, his late wife of 32 years, Bob Halinski established a pancreatic cancer research fund at Jefferson.

Farid I. Haurani, MD
Haurani died at age 86 on Nov. 11, 2014, but his spirit lives on through the directorship he created as well as his groundbreaking achievements; the researchers his work continues to inspire; and the countless patients their discoveries will benefit in the years ahead.

Jefferson Facilities Department
Employees and friends of Jefferson Facilities department raise more than $5,300 to support breast cancer care.

Alex Kline
Alex Kline, founder of the Mary Kline Classic, presented the Jefferson Foundation with a check for brain cancer research.

Stephen Klein
Klein, a longtime supporter of Jefferson, made a $50,000 gift in honor of Richard C. Wender, MD, to support the Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Center for Refugee Health.

Jane & Leonard Korman
Jane and Leonard Korman provide support through the Jane and Leonard Korman Family Foundation to establish the Jefferson — Jane and Leonard Korman Lung Center.

The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
As co-founder of The Home Depot, Inc., Bernie Marcus is often recognized for helping people complete their home-improvement projects. But through their leadership of the Marcus Foundation, Inc., he and his wife, Billi, have also helped countless people by supporting a vast array of medical, educational, religious and other community causes.

Metastatic Uveal Melanoma Video Challenge
To promote awareness and support research in the Uveal Melanoma Program, Jefferson produced a video that featured two patients and donors. The video presented a challenge to viewers: if they collectively contributed $200,000, an anonymous donor would match the total.

PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC)
Sandra Fernandez, PhD, a research assistant professor in Medical Oncology, received a $50,000 award from the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) for her work on breast cancer.

The Parkinson Council
Three grants totaling $150,000 from The Parkinson Council will enhance Parkinson’s disease research and care at Jefferson. The Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience will use the funds to further the research of Parkinson’s disease therapies.

Kimberly V. Strauss
In gratitude for Ms. Strauss’ generosity, Jefferson has named the lobby of one of its newest buildings, the Health Professions Academic Building at 901 Walnut Street, after her father, who died in March 2014.