University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School
- Year: 2007 - 2018
- Category: Scholarships
- Location: Philadelphia, PA
- Education Level: College
Based on Kathy and Jerry’s love of animals, the foundation donated an award to the University of Pennsylvania of Veterinary Medicine. With this donation, the school created a new scholarship fund to provide financial support for graduate students wishing to attend the School of Veterinary Medicine.
In acknowledging the gift, Amy Gutman, President of the University of Pennsylvania, commented “Companion animals enrich our lives, providing companionship and love for a lifetime. This scholarship will assist Penn Vet in attracting the very best students who, in turn, will provide outstanding care for our ‘best friends.’”
Accepting the award, Joan Hendricks, Dean of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, stated, “… you are helping to advance the School’s mission to better the health and welfare of animals and humans. Such support helps us to continue to provide the finest health care to our patients, develop new treatments and technologies to improve the health and care of animals, and transform exceptional students into compassionate veterinarians. Many will benefit from your generous act of philanthropy.”
Scholarships funded by this award will include 50% tuition, books, and a living stipend for students for the full four-year term of the program.
Founded in 1884, the University of Pennsylvania of Veterinary Medicine comprises students, faculty, clinicians, researchers, alumni, donors, friends, patients, clients, staff, and administration. In addition to providing sophisticated medical treatments for animals of every size and kind, they believe veterinarians play an integral part in ensuring public health and food safety at both local and global levels. Their mission comprises of teaching, healing, and scientific investigation.