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Scholarship Giving Changes a Life


Christine Chang, MD ’15, knows firsthand what scholarship support means to a medical student. The beneficiary of a scholarship fund created by Judy and Nathan Wei, MD ’75, Christine says the couple “tore my self- reliant, goal-oriented walls down and taught me how to trust. They taught me the importance not only of achieving, but also giving back.”

With a particular interest in caring for underserved urban populations, Christine begins a family medicine residency at a health center in Harlem, N.Y., this summer. At Jefferson, she has volunteered with the Jefferson Psychiatry Society and worked on a project with JeffYES (Youth Emergency Services) to help better serve the children who visit the shelter.

As she looks forward to continuing her training, Christine is also looking back at the opportunities scholarship support has afforded her. “The positive influence of this contribution will not stop when I leave campus, and I look forward to showing Nathan and Judy exactly how their generosity has affected me in the coming years,” she says. “Their gift has challenged me to be a better clinician and person. It has given me the confidence to press on.”

Double your impact.
A matching opportunity made possible by the Sidney Kimmel Foundation makes now the right time to give. Donors who pledge at least $100,000 to establish a new endowed scholarship fund will have their gift matched dollar for dollar. This special match is available until June 30, 2016, or until a matching pool of $3 million is exhausted.

´┐╝To learn more about scholarship giving, contact:
Stephen Smith
Senior Vice President for Development
215-955-6456 or

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