The COVID-19 Better Together Fund

$7,508,240
Donated
4,895
Donors
This campaign ended on July 02, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Jefferson by clicking here!
Matches
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An Anonymous DonorDan Santillo (alumni match!) matched $25

An Anonymous DonorKent & Mindy Gushner matched $20,000

An Anonymous DonorKellie and Manny Stamatakis & CME Benefits Consultants Inc. matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorJim & Nancy Baxter matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorAndréa W. & Kenneth C. Frazier matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Nicoletti Family matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorClaudia & Levon Nazarian matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorElizabeth Dale matched $25,000

An Anonymous DonorNational Real Estate Development matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Chartis Group matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorKim & Steve Hollingsworth matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorEd & Gwen Asplundh matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorJohnson & Johnson matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorDiversified Search & Judee von Seldeneck matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Holt Family matched $100,000

An Anonymous DonorJoseph & Marion Wesley matched $100,000

An Anonymous DonorAramark matched $100,000

An Anonymous DonorLynne & Harold Honickman matched $150,000

An Anonymous DonorPam Estadt & Ira Lubert matched $200,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience matched $750,000

An Anonymous DonorJefferson matched $1,000,000

An Anonymous DonorJefferson matched $1,000,000
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorCarol and Bob Lockyer '68 gave $7,500

An Anonymous DonorHerb & Joyce Kean & Joyce Kean gave $25,000 because 50 donors made a gift in 0 days

An Anonymous DonorAbington Gala Sponsorship gave $150,000
About

Over the past three months we have proven once again that we are better together. When we kicked off our COVID-19 Better Together Fund to help employees and students facing financial hardships due to the pandemic, we had no idea the kind of generosity we would experience. Now, as we officially close the fund, we are pleased to report that kind donors from across the country—44 states to be exact—helped us raise more than $7 million to ease the burden for over 3,600 members of our Jefferson family. 


Although the fund is closed, we encourage you to continue to stand with us as philanthropic partners. If you wish to continue supporting our employees and students in need, please consider a gift to the Better Together Fund or JeffSECURE here.
We are still better together.

Updates
A Thank You From A Jefferson Employee

114 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You Strongline!


Jefferson is grateful to announce a $100,000 gift from Strongline to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund.


The partnership between Strongline and Jefferson has come to life through the contribution of Strongline’s technology and commercial expertise coupled with Jefferson’s vision, iterative feedback, and ongoing guidance. Strongline and Jefferson share a common mission to improve lives, do the right thing, and be bold. Through Strongline’s unique Bluetooth- and WiFi-enabled location infrastructure, TJUH healthcare workers have the ability to trigger a wearable duress alarm, discreetly summoning immediate help if they find themselves in a volatile situation. This technology ensures the safety of our front-line heroes, providing them peace of mind in the workplace.


In a memo from Strongline and their parent company, Collateral Opportunities, leaders Phil and Justin Green shared, “We are committed to supporting Jefferson staff in whatever ways we can, and we hope this donation will help mitigate the impact of the pandemic on some of the same staff we are protecting throughout the hospital.” 

133 days ago by Julia Barr
Cherry Hill Family, Business Gives Back To Jefferson Health After Life Changing Experience

A life-changing medical experience can stick with someone for many years; doctors, nurses, and even hospitals often hold a special place in the hearts of these grateful patients. Chuck and Marian Grimley, of Cherry Hill – whose relationship with Jefferson spans several decades - would call this an understatement. 


The couple, on behalf of their family and their business, Grimley Financial Corporation (GFC), recently donated $3,500 to the Jefferson Enterprise COVID-19 Better Together Fund in support of employees and students facing hardships related to the pandemic. They also delivered a tasty meal from Chick’s Deli to more than 60 Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital employees. 


Accompanied by vibrant roses and a large banner saying, “Our True Heroes,” the meals were meant to express the couple’s heartfelt appreciation. “Every day during this pandemic, healthcare workers knowingly place their own lives at risk to save others and keep families together. They answer the call fearlessly and care for patients relentlessly,” said Chuck, founder of GFC. 


Chuck and Marian know about Jefferson’s commitment to excellence from their own experience with the healthcare organization, which stretches back nearly 30 years, when the couple’s twin daughters, Lauren and Kristen, were born at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) in Philadelphia in in 1982. It was an easy birth experience, but just a few years later, in 1995, the Grimleys found themselves back at TJUH, struggling with a high-risk pregnancy. 


Again, pregnant with twins, Marian was around 18 weeks pregnant when she started experiencing complications; her OB/GYN team discovered that their unborn babies’ growth was compromised – but there was still hope. She was admitted to TJUH for testing and would remain there for nearly three months. 


During this challenging time, the hospital became like a second home, with a much-needed, expert support system. Chuck and Marian got to know staff on every level – from clinicians to support team members. Simple conversations became as meaningful as a hug or pat on the back. One of their most memorable nights was Thanksgiving, when they were able to sit down to a peaceful dinner in the quiet TJUH atrium.


The couple also recall the professionalism and dedication of the Jefferson medical team managing their care – experts across the Philadelphia region, from various partnering hospitals, were brought in to help. Support was provided around the clock. 


Marian was finally discharged but returned only a week later, in labor. The Grimley’s second set of twins, Chad and Tyler, were born 12 weeks early. Both babies were tiny and frail. Tyler, sadly, died shortly after birth. 


While Marian was being cared for, Chuck often visited the hospital’s chapel. Spending many hours in prayer, he not only found solace in his faith, but in the stories of other families also facing medical crises: “The common thread in all the stories was the incredible and nurturing Jefferson staff,” he said. 


“My doctors and neonatologists -- on a scale of one to 10 -- were a 12,” Marian recalls. “They were incredibly understanding, skilled, and their bedside manner was extraordinary. We wouldn’t have gotten through this without them.” 


Chad, now 24, is as healthy and successful as Chuck and Marian could have ever wished for. According to Chuck, he lives his life knowing that Tyler is always watching over him. The Grimleys have received medical care from Jefferson many times since the birth of their children, including in recent years for Chuck’s treatment of a rare neurological condition.


Aside from the family’s health history, yet another unique tie the Grimleys have to Jefferson is that Chuck’s grandfather, John Lafferty, once owned the land adjacent to where Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital sits. Chuck has many fond memories of playing outdoors there and is proud to see how the hospital has grown and continues to flourish. 


“What Marian and I will never forget, in addition to the lifesaving skills of all the staff, is the tremendous comfort, warmth and care provided by Jefferson during an extremely difficult time,” said Chuck. “Jefferson is, and always will be, very near and dear to us.”

133 days ago by Julia Barr
A Thank You From A Jefferson Employee

135 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You, Connelly Foundation!

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $50,000 gift from the Connelly Foundation to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund.


The Connelly Foundation aims to foster learning and improve the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia area. Over the past 63 years, the foundation has donated more than $440 million to nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia area, focusing on education, human services, and the arts—including more than $10.5 million to Jefferson benefiting key programs and projects. 


Former President of the Connelly Foundation, Josephine Mandeville, was one of Jefferson’s longest-serving trustees since joining the Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) Board in 1979. Mrs. Mandeville served under five presidents and 10 board chairs. Her brother, Thomas Connelly, served on Jefferson’s President’s Leadership Council from 2014 – 2019, advising the strategic planning and implementation of Dr. Klasko’s vision for the future of healthcare and education. 


The Connelly Foundation’s generosity has touched every facet of our institution, such as patient care initiatives in the Jefferson Breast Care Center and the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine; research, through a major grant for construction of the Bluemle Life Sciences Building; and education, through support of the Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, the heart of our Center City campus. The foundation has also made crucial investments in nursing training and neuroscience research, as well as many other gifts supporting Jefferson funds and events that improve the lives of patients and families.



143 days ago by Julia Barr
A Thank You From A Jefferson Employee


143 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You To National Real Estate Development For Your Matching Gift!

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $50,000 matching gift from National Real Estate Development and their parent company, National Real Estate Advisors to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund. All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.


A dedicated partner to the Jefferson community, National Real Estate Development, LLC (National Development), is a real estate development firm focused on developing complex, urban mixed-use projects throughout the country. Since 2013, the team has developed over four million square feet in major markets such as Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. One of National Development’s most notable projects includes East Market in Philadelphia, next to Jefferson’s Center City campus. Like Jefferson, the root of National Real Estate Development’s mission is to improve lives. The team strives to consistently create value through complex project development, delivering tailored projects that are specifically designed to meet the needs of a given market. Jefferson is grateful to partner with National Development in meeting the growing needs of our health care enterprise. 

147 days ago by Julia Barr
A Thank You From A Jefferson Employee

154 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You, Amerisource Bergen!

157 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You To The Nicoletti Family For Your Matching Gift!


Jefferson is grateful to announce a $25,000 matching gift from the Nicoletti family. All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000.


The Nicoletti family has been woven into the fabric of Jefferson for more than a decade. Their generous and steadfast partnership has helped to fulfill our education, research and patient care mission. The family provided the lead gift to name the Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center, as well as gifts to establish the Nicoletti Family Professorship of Transplant Surgery, the Beatrice F. Nicoletti Professorship of Nephrology and the Nicoletti Family Scholarship. In addition, Mark Nicoletti serves on Jefferson’s Board of Presidential Advisors, Lori Nicoletti Peruto previously served on the Jefferson College of Nursing Advisory Board and Donna Nicoletti Ferrier previously served on the Board of Trustees of Philadelphia University. Donna received the 2019 Leader of Innovation Medal from Thomas Jefferson University’s Celebration of Innovation. Donna presently serves on the Jefferson Institutional Advancement Board for the Jefferson enterprise. In May of 2016, Robert V. Nicoletti posthumously received Jefferson’s highest honor, the President’s Award.

158 days ago by Julia Barr
Only 8 States Left On The Us Donor Heat Map!


We're so close to filling the donor heat map of the United States! Help us fill the map by asking a friend, colleague, or family member in the remaining states: 


Arkansas
Kentucky
Montana
Mississippi
Nevada
South Dakota
West Virginia
Wyoming


162 days ago by Melissa Salazar
Thank You To Elizabeth Dale For Your Matching Gift!


Jefferson is grateful to announce a $25,000 match from Elizabeth Dale, Executive Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000.


“I’m privileged to work at Jefferson—every day, I witness the best of humanity. I get to watch the courage, compassion, and skill of Jefferson’s front line heroes. I see the generosity of our benefactors—4,200 to the Fund and counting—and the difference their giving makes. I’ve been deeply moved reading some of the letters of gratitude from the staff and students helped by the fund. We’re so close to being able to help every person who applied to the fund. We have one week to reach $7 million. That’s why I’m making a matching gift today. Please join me.”


163 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You To Bluestone Communications, Inc. And Hatzel & Buehler, Inc.!

165 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You, Joseph And Marion Wesley For Your Matching Gift!



Jefferson is grateful to announce a $100,000 matching gift from Joseph L. and Marion M. Wesley.  All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $100,000) by Joseph and Marion Wesley. 


Mr. and Mrs. Wesley are pleased to make this donation out of their gratitude for the services of so many medical professionals including Drs. Anthony J. DiMarino, James Harrop, Marc Tecce and their remarkable staffs of dedicated professionals who have provided such great care to the Wesley family over the years. This gift is also to acknowledge the work of Persis Rice and her team who alerted them of this important cause. 


The Wesleys have great respect and admiration for Dr. Stephen K. Klasko for his great leadership at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, and have expressed how very fortunate we are to have such a world class medical facility in our midst. 


Joseph L. and Marion M. Wesley founded and successfully operated AmQuip “The Crane People”, for 40 years. AmQuip grew to be one of the largest crane companies in the world. The Wesleys credit much of their success to hard work, sacrifice and perseverance - all of which are the same qualities that they see in all of the team members that they have encountered at Jefferson. They also credit their success to the opportunities afforded to them that only can be found in our great country, the United States of America.

165 days ago by Julia Barr
A Thank You From A Jefferson Employee

168 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You To The Chartis Group For Your Matching Gift!


Jefferson is grateful to announce a $50,000 matching gift from The Chartis Group. All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.

The Chartis Group provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry. “As a longtime partner of Jefferson, we are proud to support your employees and students during this challenging time.”


170 days ago by Julia Barr
New Jefferson Match!


We're so excited to announce Jefferson will be matching every new gift to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund 3:1 up to $1,000,000. Your gift will have four times the impact today!


171 days ago by Julia Barr
A Thank You From A Jefferson Employee


172 days ago by Julia Barr
A Thank You From A Jefferson Employee

175 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You To Aramark For Your Generous $100,000 Matching Gift!



Jefferson is grateful to announce a $100,000 matching gift from Aramark. All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched 2:1 (up to $100,000) tripling your impact!


Aramark has been a longtime benefactor and partner of Jefferson Health for more than 40 years. Aramark has been a loyal corporate partner to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, providing essential food and customer service to Jefferson patients and their families. In addition to Aramark’s top-quality services at Jefferson, they have been advocates and benefactors of Jefferson’s mission to improve lives by supporting annual events like the Jefferson Gala. 


176 days ago by Julia Barr
Make Your Gift Go Further With The Help Of Your Employer!


Make your gift go even further by visiting Jefferson.edu/MatchingGift to see if you, or your spouse's employer matches charitable contributions. 


177 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You, Lynne And Harold Honickman!


Jefferson is grateful to announce a $150,000 matching gift from Lynne and Harold Honickman. All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $150,000.   

At the installation of Persis Rice as the Lynne R. Honickman Director of Jefferson Signature Services, Lynne shared a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson perfectly encapsulating the impact support of the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will have; “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived”. 


Lynne and Harold Honickman are pillars of the Jefferson community. For over 25 years the couple has generously supported numerous aspects of Jefferson’s mission, including professorships, research, events, and the Jefferson-Honickman Breast Imaging Center. Jefferson recognized their service and generosity with the Award of Merit in 2007 and the President’s Award in 2017. Mr. Honickman is the chairman of the Honickman Organization, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned beverage distribution companies. Mrs. Honickman is founder and president of The Honickman Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting the arts, education, health, social change, and heritage.


178 days ago by Julia Barr
Become An Advocate!

182 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You To Kim And Steve Hollingsworth For Your Matching Gift!


Jefferson is grateful to announce a $50,000 matching gift from Kim and Steve Hollingsworth. All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $50,000).


Steve and Kim Hollingsworth make this donation in loving memory of Kim's sister, Anna Violanti, and Mother, Yole Perry. Kim and her family have been involved with Jefferson for decades. As a Partner with IMA Consulting, Kim had the pleasure of working as a Consultant for Jefferson for many years, beginning with her first engagement in 1999. Steve is a Commercial Insurance broker, Kim is retired from Revint Solutions and is a member of their Board of Directors. Steve and Kim recently created the Hollingsworth Family Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to support healthcare organizations in their research efforts and to improve community health.


182 days ago by Julia Barr
Additional $25,000 Matching Gift!

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $25,000 matching gift from an anonymous donor. All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched, dollar-for-dolar (up to $25,000)!

183 days ago by Julia Barr
Level Up With The Philadelphia Eagles!



Jefferson is asking YOU to level up and join the Philadelphia Eagles in making a gift, of any amount to Jefferson's COVID19 Better Together Fund. Be one of the first 100 donors to express our gratitude for their $100,000 donation! 



Through a $100,000 donation to Jefferson’s Better Together Fund, the Eagles will provide resources to Jefferson employees facing unforeseen hardships due to the pandemic. In addition, the contributions will assist Jefferson students facing unexpected and unavoidable emergency expenses due to campus closures.


184 days ago by Julia Barr
Watch: Tjuh Swab Squad Featured On Ellen!


Today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen interviews Jefferson nurses (our very own Swab Squad), and commends them for their heroic work on the front lines and their dancing skills to “level up” in the video that went viral. She graciously announced her friends at Shutterfly, Inc. will be making a $50,000 gift to support our nurses through the COVID-19 Better Together Fund!

To hear the stories and testimonials from our brave nurses fighting the COVID-19 battle every day, and to find out the surprise from Ellen, click here to watch online.

185 days ago by Julia Barr
New $25,000 Matching Gift!


Jefferson is grateful to announce a $25,000 matching gift from an anonymous benefactor and champion of the Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity.  All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $25,000).


186 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You To Boyds, Di Bruno Bros, Govberg, And Watchbox For Your Support!

190 days ago by Julia Barr
The Kent & Mindy Gushner Match


Jefferson is grateful to announce a $20,000 matching gift from Kent and Mindy Gushner. All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $20,000).


Kent and Mindy Gushner have been generous benefactors and friends of Jefferson since 2017. The Gushners have supported cancer research in memory of his late father, Gerald Gushner, and mother, Nadine Gushner. Kent serves as a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Advisory Council. Kent is the third generation President of Boyds LP, Philadelphia’s only independent luxury specialty store offering high-end fashion and accessories for women and men. He also serves as chairman of The Boyds Foundation, a newly founded charitable organization that will further focus Boyds’ philanthropic efforts on the local community.  


190 days ago by Julia Barr
Watch: Local Businesses Team Up To Support Jefferson!


We are grateful for businesses like Boyds Philadelphia, Di Bruno Bros., Govberg, and Watchbox for their generosity during this time of uncertainty. 

WATCH: Alex Gushner share how the businesses have teamed up to help Jefferson and the COVID pandemic on NBC10!

190 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You To Kellie And Manny Stamatakis And Cme Benefits Consultants Inc For Your Matching Gift!

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $25,000 matching gift from Kellie and Manny Stamatakis and CME Benefits Consultants. All new gifts to the Covid-19 Better Together Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $25,000).


Longtime benefactors Kellie and Manny Stamatakis have been generous members of the Jefferson family since 2014, most prominently supporting areas like the Digestive Health Institute at Jefferson. Mr. Stamatakis, a Trustee of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, is founder and CEO of Capital Management Enterprises (CME) Benefits Consulting, which specializes in employee benefits consulting and insurance services, including financial management and underwriting, human resources, population health management, and technology solutions.

192 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You Vickie And Jack Farber Institute For Neuroscience For Your $750,000 Match!


Robert Rosenwasser, MD, MBA, president of the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, announced that $750,000 of the sum raised at last year’s Jefferson Gala will be reallocated and match all new gifts 3:1 to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund. Your gift will have four times the impact today.


Every year, the Jefferson family gathers at the Gala to celebrate achievements, honor heroes, and rejoice together in all things Jefferson. Proceeds from last year’s 17th Annual Gala went to support the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience. The Farber Institute is at the forefront of neuroscience discovery and treatment of brain disorders. In response to the pandemic that has struck Jefferson and the Philadelphia region, Dr. Rosenwasser and Farber Institute leadership have redirected Gala proceeds to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund, which helps Jefferson employees and students impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

193 days ago by Julia Barr
The Gringlas & Greenberg Family Provides Resources For Ppe & Testing


Jefferson is grateful to announce a leadership gift for the COVID-19 Better Together Fund from Marcy Gringlas and Joel Greenberg. The gift will provide resources for personal protective equipment (PPE) and rapid testing to meet the needs of Jefferson’s front-line caregivers.


Marcy Gringlas, PhD, is a member of the Jefferson family, having formerly served as a faculty member in Jefferson’s Department of Pediatrics. The couple and their family foundation—Seed the Dream—have focused their giving on educating underserved youth, combating anti-Semitism, and providing Holocaust education. The Seed the Dream Foundation has also increased its giving to an emergency fund (KAVOD SHEF) to provide basic needs and services for Holocaust survivors during the coronavirus crisis.

193 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You To Abington Gala Sponsors For Your Challenge Gift!

We're grateful to announce the $150,000 challenge gift from our Abington Gala Sponsors! If 150 donors make a gift to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund you will help unlock $150,000. 

Special thank you to: 

$25,000+ 
Excel Communication Worldwide, Inc.


$10,000+
Cassatt RRG Holding Company
Kemberton
One Source Office Refreshment Service


$6,750+

Concord Advisory Group LTD
Pepper Hamilton, LLP


$3,750+
Healthcare Receivable Specialists, Inc.
PDG Consulting, LLC
Post & Schell, PC
Burns White, LLC
Canuso Jorden, Inc.
Continental Resources
Ewing Cole
HSC Builders & Construction Managers
Johnson Controls
KOR Commercial Real Estate, LLC
L.F. Driscoll Company, LLC
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
John S. McManus, Inc.
PK Spectrum, LLC
Post & Post, LLC
Ricoh USA
Rothman Institute
The Hill at Whitemarsh
Withum Smith & Brown, PC
Presby's Inspired Life at Rydal Park


$1,000+

The Station at Willow Grove & Petrucci Residential
Raff Electric, Inc.
Harmelin Media
Protech Flooring

196 days ago by Julia Barr
The Holt Family Match!

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $100,000 match for the COVID-19 Better Together Fund from the Holt Family, who have been advocates, partners, generous benefactors, and committed friends to Jefferson for over 20 years. All new gifts to the fund will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, (up to $100,000) by the Holt family.


The Holt family has not only supported Jefferson philanthropically, but also as advocates and partners in our shared mission to improve lives. The Holts have been pioneers of the transportation industry since their grandfather purchased his first truck in 1926. Today, Holt Logistics and The Port of Philadelphia are an international juggernaut, recognized the world over for innovation, dependability, hard work, and for always putting people first. As operators of some of the main importation points and distribution hubs for fresh fruits and frozen foods entering the United States, the family is proud to bring food to the tables of families across the nation and around the world


In an email to all Holt Logistics employees on behalf of Jefferson’s COVID-19 Better Together Fund, Jefferson Global Strategy Council member and Holt family member Leo Holt said it best: 

“The supply chain of things is no different from the supply chain of health care delivery. Both are essential and critical partners in our well-being. They depend on investments in people, knowledge, systems and equipment. We believe in the same tenets that Jefferson showcases every day. Especially in these difficult times, innovation, integrity and incredible generosity of spirit are the enduring hallmarks of our region. We will be Better Together, and now is the time to help.”


197 days ago by Julia Barr
Watch: Alex Gushner Speak About The Support Boyds, Di Bruno Bros., Govberg And Watchbox Are Providing To Jefferson!


We're so grateful for the support Boyds Philadelphia, Di Bruno Bros., Govberg and Watchbox are providing to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund.

WATCH: Alex Gushner speak about their support and initiative to help our Jefferson employees and students on Good Morning Philadelphia!

197 days ago by Julia Barr
A Message On Behalf Of Tjuh's Chief Nursing Officer

198 days ago by Julia Barr
The Nazarian Match!

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $25,000 match from Levon and Claudia Nazarian. All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000 by Levon and Claudia! 


Longtime benefactors, Claudia and Dr. Nazarian, have been prominent members of the Jefferson family as both employees and donors. Dr. Nazarian completed his fellowship in radiology from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1992, becoming a full-time faculty member at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. He currently serves as Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Radiology as well as Director of Jefferson Ultrasound and Radiology Education Institute. In 2017, Dr. Nazarian became the first physician in Pennsylvania and the first radiologist nationally to perform ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release (CTR) in the office setting under local anesthetic.


Claudia has dedicated the past three years working in Volunteer Services at TJUH, supporting the patients, family, and friends visiting the hospital. Levon and Claudia have not only dedicated their time, talent, and dedication to Jefferson as employees, but have generously supported the research and programs that advance our mission to improve lives.

200 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You, Healthcare Heroes!

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in Philadelphia, we're more grateful than ever for the healthcare heroes at Jefferson Health showcasing their love for our patients and community every day. 

Follow our colleagues at our testing site outside of Gibbon and Main building in Center City (@TJUH_Pool) by visiting Instagram.com/TJUH_Pool

200 days ago by Julia Barr
New Goal Alert: $2,555,555

We’re so grateful to each of you for supporting our front-line caregivers, employees, and students in this hour of need through the COVID-19 Better Together Fund. The outpouring of support from across the community has warmed our hearts and brought comfort to those affected. There’s still work to be done to support colleagues and students because the need is so great. 


Let’s reach our new goal of $2,555,555 for the COVID-19 Better Together Fund. You can help us get there by signing up as an advocate and sharing our campaign with your family, friends, and community. 


On behalf of Jefferson employees and students, thank you for all you do for Jefferson.

204 days ago by Julia Barr
The Asplundh Match!

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $50,000 match from benefactors Edward K. Asplundh and his wife, Gwen. All new gifts to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to ($50,000) by Ed and Gwen Asplundh.


Mr. Asplundh is a former president of the Asplundh Tree Expert Co., which was co-founded by his late father and uncles in 1928. The company is an international leader in tree and vegetation management services for the utility industry. Mr. Asplundh had worked at Asplundh Tree Expert Co. for 36 years, serving as president from 1982 until his retirement in 1992.  He continued as Chairman of the Asplundh Foundation. 


Mr. Asplundh has been a longtime benefactor to Abington – Jefferson Health. He and his siblings provided the lead gift for the new Asplundh Cancer Pavilion. Mr. Asplundh also serves on Jefferson’s Institutional Advancement Board, Divisional Board, and Campaign Steering Committee. 

204 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You, Philadelphia Phillies!

A big THANK YOU to the Philadelphia Phillies and Coach Girardi, for this message of support on behalf of Jefferson employees and the COVID-19 Better Together Fund. We're so grateful for the encouragement and advocacy.

205 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You Ernst & Young!

A special thank you to our friends at Ernst & Young for your support and advocacy on behalf of the COVID-19 Better Together Fund campaign.


We’re grateful for your partnership! 

205 days ago by Julia Barr
The Dr. Herb Kean Challenge!

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $25,000 challenge for the COVID-19 Better Together Fund from benefactors Herb and Joyce Kean. Be one of the next 50 donors to make a gift and you will unlock their $25,000 gift! 


A Philadelphia native, Dr. Kean received his medical degree from Hanhnemann University in 1956 and completed his residency in Otolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1960. He specialized in rhinoplasty; with pride he notes Philadelphia Magazine named him the area’s “top nose-job doc” for a decade. The Department’s Center for Facial Aesthetics is named in Dr. Kean’s honor and he holds the rank of Professor Emeritus. He retired from Jefferson and his practice in 1999. 


Joyce earned bachelors and law degrees at Temple University.  She was in private practice for two decades before winning election to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in 1997, where she served as a trial judge until retiring in 2006.


Herb and Joyce were honored with the Award of Merit at the 2010 Jefferson Gala.

205 days ago by Julia Barr
Watch: Jefferson Health's Emergency Department Break It Down!

Feeling grateful for the positive vibes our ED staff are channeling for a special break during challenging times.

206 days ago by Julia Barr
The Baxter Match!

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $25,000 matching gift from Jim and Nancy Baxter. All new gifts to the Covid-19 Better Together Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $25,000). 


Mr. Baxter is the former president and owner of General Econopak.  He has served on the Jefferson President’s Leadership Council since 2016, and through the Baxter Family Foundation, he and Nancy have generously supported Jefferson’s mission to promote and cultivate an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our patients, families, medical students and the communities we serve.

206 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You Johnson & Johnson!

Thank you Johnson & Johnson for the generous $50,000 gift to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund!

207 days ago by Melissa Salazar
The Andréa W. And Kenneth C. Frazier Match

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $25,000 gift to the Covid-19 Better Together Fund from longtime Jefferson benefactors Andréa W. and Kenneth C. Frazier.


Andréa W. Frazier is the founder of Frazier Designs, an interior design firm. Prior to that, she was a senior consultant for Cigna, director of recruitment programs and placement at NYU School of Law, and taught international law and politics at St. Joseph’s University. She has served on multiple boards, including the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience – Jefferson Health.


Kenneth C. Frazier is the chairman of the board and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc. Under his leadership, Merck has expanded investment in research in products that benefit society, and increased philanthropic initiatives. His contributions in the legal, business, and humanitarian fields have been widely recognized. 

207 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You, Commure Opportunity Foundation!

Thank you to Hemant Taneja & Commure Opportunity Foundation for the generous $50,000 to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund!

211 days ago by Julia Barr
Alumni Challenge By Carol And Bob Lockyer '68

Textile alumnus, Bob Lockyer '68, and his wife Carol are challenging all alumni! If 100 alumni make a gift to the COVID-19 Better Together Fund, they will donate an additional $7,500!

To learn more about Bob and Carol's philanthropic impact at TJU, click here.

211 days ago by Shelby Palmer
Covid 19 Medical Supply Donations

Request for PPE items

Visit JeffersonHealth.org/MedicalDonations for drop-off locations and more.

211 days ago by Julia Barr
The Johnson & Johnson Match

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $50,000 match for the COVID-19 Better Together Fund from Johnson & Johnson. The next $50,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar. 


Headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Johnson & Johnson is committed to changing the course of human health for the better by remaining true to the principles it has embraced since its beginning—by being broadly based in healthcare; using its reach and size for good; and working to forge healthier, more equitable futures for all. Johnson & Johnson and its operating companies are committed to the civic and social health of the communities in which it operates, and supports the needs of the local community. The company’s commitment to both global and local responsibility earned it a place on Fortune’s 2020 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies—an honor it has held for 18 years. 

211 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You From Dr. Klasko And Colleen Wyse To Diversified And Judee Von Seldeneck!

213 days ago by Julia Barr
Diversified Search And Judee Von Seldeneck Match

Diversified Search and Judee von Seldeneck Match

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $50,000 match for the Covid-19 Better Together Fund from Diversified Search and its founder Judee von Seldeneck. The next $50,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

In 1974, Judee von Seldeneck had a very bold idea. A native of North Carolina, she founded Diversified Search with a pioneering purpose: to revolutionize the job search and hiring for process for women. Over the years, as the firm grew, its mission did, too. While still forging a path as a leader in the area of diversity and inclusion, Diversified Search dedicated itself to attracting and retaining inspiring, transformational leaders of every background who would bring steady direction, bold thinking, and fresh ideas to its clients and their organizations. Today, the Diversified Search Group is comprised of Diversified Search and its combined firms of BioQuest, Koya Leadership Partners, Grant Cooper, and Storbeck Search & Associates. Active in the philanthropic and charitable community, Judee serves on Jefferson’s President’s Leadership Council.

213 days ago by Julia Barr
$1,000,000 Raised! Let's Double Down.

Thanks to donors like YOU we have surpassed our initial goal of $1,000,000 for the COVID-19 Better Together Fund to provide vital assistance to our employees and students impacted by COVID-19.

But why stop there? Jefferson will match an additional $500,000 doubling your impact and helping us reach $2,000,000 to provide immediate support to our staff and students. 

Sign up to become an advocate here, and help us spread the word! We're all in this together. Thank you for your continued support.

213 days ago by Julia Barr
$600,000 Raised!

Because of donors like YOU, we have surpassed $600,000 raised on behalf of the COVID-19 Better Together Fund!

Please help us spread the word by signing up as an advocate to share this opportunity within your own network. Your support is invaluable. 

214 days ago by Julia Barr
A Thank You From Dr. Klasko And Colleen Wyse

215 days ago by Julia Barr
​The Lubert Estadt Match

The Lubert-Estadt Match

Jefferson is grateful to announce a $200,000 match for the Covid-19 Better Together Fund from benefactors Pam Estadt and Ira Lubert. The next $200,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Pam and Ira.
 
A native of Newton, New Jersey, Ira co-founded Independence Capital Partners, a family of six private equity and real estate funds, including the highly successful Lubert-Adler Real Estate Partners. He served on the Jefferson Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2012, and was recognized with the prestigious Award of Merit at the 2011 Jefferson Gala. Ira’s generosity has shaped Jefferson in profound ways, from endowing a professorship in cardiology to naming for his parents the Sidney and Ethal Lubert Plaza, a welcoming green space in the center of campus. Ira was previously chair and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Penn State University. Pam is a generous supporter of many Philadelphia-area charities, and has been the longtime sponsor of the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal Award. She serves as a Trustee of Project H.O.M.E.

215 days ago by Julia Barr
Thank You, Dr. Klasko's Cabinet Members!


Thank you to the members of Dr. Klasko’s cabinet. As of March 26, 2020, the following cabinet members joined the honor roll of donors:

Rajesh Aggarwal
Susan Campbell
Cristina G. Cavalieri
Stephanie Conners
Elizabeth A. Dale
Pete L. DeAngelis, Jr.
John C. Ekarius
Clayton Fitzhugh
Kathleen Gallagher
Jonathan Gleason
Neil Gomes
Phil Green
Michael Hoad
Karen Knudsen
Hugh Lavery
Chuck G. Lewis
Jack Ludmir
Ignazio Marino
Bruce Meyer
Laurence M. Merlis
Clayton Mitchell
Nassar Nizami
Donna Gentile O'Donnell
Edmund Pribitkin
Mark L. Tykocinski

216 days ago by Melissa Salazar
$200,000 Raised!

In just one day, we've already reached $200,000 for the COVID-19 Better Together Fund! Thank you for your support!

Please sign up to be an advocate and share the link with your family, friends, and community members. You can also post on social media through this link, and add a personal plea video!

Thank you!

217 days ago by Julia Barr
Stephen K. Klasko Gift Announcement

218 days ago by Melissa Salazar

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matched a total of $1,000,000
Jefferson
matched 2,592 gifts for a total of $1,000,000
The Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
matched a total of $750,000
Pam Estadt
matched 199 gifts for a total of $200,000
Abington Gala Sponsorship
Gave $150,000 during a Challenge!
Lynne
matched a total of $150,000
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matched a total of $100,000
The Holt Family
matched a total of $100,000
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matched a total of $100,000
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matched 311 gifts for a total of $50,000