Letter from the Director
Dear Friends of the Kimmel Cancer Center:
Thank you very much for your support for the 4th Kimmel Cancer Center Ball honoring Edward Glickman, the Kimmel Cancer Center’s first Advisory Board Chairman, held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia.
Ed was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from friends, family, colleagues, and the greater Jefferson community. He truly appreciated your words of encouragement and recognition as he received this year’s Spirit of Commitment award, presented to an individual to recognize outstanding commitment to supporting the work of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson through personal and professional contributions dedicated to finding a cure.
We are grateful for your participation as we honored Ed and his unwavering leadership in helping to build an Advisory Board comprised of Philadelphia’s most respected community leaders. We are encouraged by the future direction of the Kimmel Cancer Center Advisory Board under the new leadership of Joseph Weiss, assuming the role of Chairman effective immediately.
We extend a special thank you to Michelle Fowler, Michelle DiVirgiliis, and their families – all cancer survivors in their own rite - for sharing their heartfelt testimony to triumph over this devastating disease and for the hope their stories bring to others. Through their voices, they carry a confidence that the Kimmel Cancer Center will not only lead the fight – but will finally get even – with cancer.
I would personally like to thank the Chairs for the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Ball Committee, Jerome Muchnick and Advisory Board Member, Morris Gocial and his wife Sarita, for all of their time and effort in planning such a memorable evening. In addition, I extend my sincere thanks to Mika Harding, Donald Seitz and Dr. Andrew Quong for their outstanding work in executing another successful fundraising event for the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.
Once again, please accept my deepest appreciation for your commitment in supporting cancer research at the Kimmel Cancer Center. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Until then we will continue our mission, working tirelessly to unlock the mysteries of cancer’s origin, develop new treatments, and discover cures through research and innovation.
Richard G. Pestell, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.B.S, F.A.C.P., F.R.A.C.P., M.B.A.
Director, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University
Associate Dean, Cancer Programs, Jefferson Medical College
Vice President, Oncology Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Kimmel Cancer Center
Thomas Jefferson University
2013 Kimmel Cancer Center Ball Photos
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"Spirit of Commitment" Award Honoree: Edward Glickman, Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Advisory Board Chairman
The "Spirit of Commitment" award is presented to an individual to recognize outstanding commitment to supporting the work of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson through personal and professional contributions dedicated to finding a cure.
Edward Glickman is Clinical Professor of Finance and the Executive Director of the Center for Real Estate Finance Research at NYU's Stern School of Business. He is also the Executive Chairman of FG Asset Management, US and a Senior Advisor with Econsult Solutions, Inc.
Mr. Glickman has dedicated his communal activities to improving cancer care. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, he is a Board Member of the Temple University Health System and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He has been a Senior Public Health Fellow at Jefferson University School of Public Health, a founding member of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health and served on the Governor's Task Force on Health Care Reform.
Prior to joining the faculty of NYU, he had a thirty year career in real estate and financial services serving as President, COO and Trustee of the Pennsylvania REIT, EVP and CFO of Presidential Realty Corporation, and as an investment banker with Smith Barney and Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Glickman is a graduate of the Management and Technology program at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Bioengineering for the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Glickman lives with his wife Diana Keat in Merion and they have two grown children, Eric and Alex.
Morris and Sarita Gocial
Sidney and Caroline Kimmel
The Honourable Kim Beazley
Edwin "Tucker" Boynton
Christopher H. Casey
Alan E. Casnoff
Dr. Richard Davidson and Linda Golden
Stephen M. Foxman
Stephen and Janis Goodman
Dr. Lorraine King
Dr. Nicholas Nicolaides
Jeffrey P. Orleans
Dr. Richard G. and Nataliia Pestell
Dr. Albert Pizzica
James G. Ricchini
Roberta R. Tanenbaum
Joseph Weiss and Sharon Pinkenson
Joseph S. Zuritsky and Renée Zuritsky
Young Friends Committee
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