This year Drexel University is celebrating its 125th anniversary, made possible by the extraordinary vision and philanthropy of its founder, Anthony J. Drexel.
A true game-changer within that milestone includes the acquisition of this medical school.
Our legacy schools — Hahnemann Medical College and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania — which predate the University's founding, were created in perfect alignment with Anthony Drexel's vision of education for all — a broad, inclusive philosophy for men and women of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
And in the 15 years since we became Drexel University College of Medicine, philanthropy continues to have a significant impact on our ability not just to live our mission but to expand and enrich it.
Over the course of this decade and a half, more than $150 million dollars has been given to further our mission, and more than half of that has come from generous individuals like you who have chosen our school as a priority for their giving!
These funds helped us build a world-renowned Legacy Center and Archives; created a new, integrated, state-of-theart curriculum; modernized laboratories; enhanced simulation and other teaching and learning technologies; endowed chairs; and provided life-changing scholarship opportunities for our students.
Caring alumni also contributed their time and expertise to student career panels and research events, served as mentors and offered shadowing opportunities, as well as volunteering for the alumni board and reunion committees.
There are many illustrations of how the College of Medicine's impact grows when it is fueled by the collective efforts of our students and faculty, combined with the energy and compassion of our alumni and friends, and the support of donors. We are a better school because of your generosity, and we are immensely grateful you have chosen to make the school a priority. We could not do this without you!
Daniel V. Schidlow, MD
Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean
Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs
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