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Spring 2014
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Over the Top
Longtime donors lead the BMAF past the million-dollar mark.
This is a watershed moment for Alpert Medical School. The School’s first dedicated building celebrated its one-year anniversary in August. Its cutting-edge classrooms and soaring spaces have already strengthened the community, enhanced education, and catalyzed the neighborhood’s growth. The Brown Medical Annual Fund (BMAF) also reached a landmark this year: alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends donated more than $1 million to the 2011-2012 campaign, a record amount and nearly 15 percent more than last year.

Behind this success lies the generosity of two of the most dedicated and prominent supporters of Alpert Medical School: Chancellor Emeritus Artemis A. W. Joukowsky ’55 and Professor Emerita of Old World Archaeology and Art Martha Sharp Joukowsky ’58, P’87, GP’13, ’14. The Joukowskys are the top individual donors to the Medical School in its history and among the most committed to the School’s philanthropic efforts. Mr. Joukowsky chaired the Medical School’s first campaign, raising nearly $75 million to support scholarships, programs, and facilities.

The Joukowskys’ gift to the BMAF put the fund over the $1 million goal for the year. The Joukowskys were also honored this year as inaugural members of the Dean’s Circle, a giving society into which they were welcomed at a dinner at the home of Dean Edward Wing and Dr. Rena Wing.

The Joukowskys are connected to yet another recent milestone for Alpert Medical School and for the entire Brown community: Ruth Simmons’ departure after 11 years as University president. Simmons was the 2012 recipient of the Artemis Joukowsky Award.

The award—named by the Brown Medical Alumni Association (BMAA) after Mr. Joukowsky, who was also its first recipient—is given by the BMAA to recognize a non-physician for dedicated service to Brown’s Medical School. At this year’s award presentation, Mr. Joukowsky noted in his remarks that Alpert Medical School has benefited from Simmons’ fearless drive and tireless energy, adding: “I salute you, Ruth, with all my heart and soul!”

It is also, of course, the Joukowskys’ own indefatigable drive and spirit that have helped to advance Alpert Medical School and to ensure its continued growth. As the School looks to a promising future, one thing is clear: the Joukowskys will be there at every milestone, heart and soul.
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