Temple dedicates the Lewis Katz School of Medicine
On Oct. 13, during a poignant ceremony before a crowd that included governors, senators, trustees and others, Temple University officially named its medical school in honor of late philanthropist and Temple Trustee Lewis Katz, CST ’63, a longtime university benefactor.
Prior to Katz’s untimely passing in May 2014, he had announced a $25 million gift to Temple. His contribution is the largest single donation in Temple’s history and culminates a lifetime of generosity and advocacy from Katz.
School of Medicine Dean Larry Kaiser drew a direct parallel between Katz’s values of hard work and service to those the School of Medicine has long instilled in its students. Temple University President Neil D. Theobald said, “We may never be able to repay the kindness and generosity of Lewis Katz. Instead we will pay it forward by advancing the mission of the university Lewis believed in so deeply and by reinvesting in our students.”