Philadelphia Philanthropist Ruth Perelman Dies At Age 90

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A well-known Philadelphia philanthropist died on Sunday.

Ruth Perelman, 90, of Rittenhouse Square and her husband Raymond Perelman have contributed millions of dollars to various Philadelphia institutions including the Kimmel Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Perelman Jewish Day School.

“Ruth and Raymond Perelman are giants within our community, in our Jewish community and in the general civic community,” Michael Rosenzweig, president and CEO of the National Museum of American Jewish History, said.  “Their contributions have been enormous, to our arts and cultural community, to our museum to the medical community obviously in light of their recent magnificent gift to the University of Pennsylvania.”

In May, the couple acquired naming rights to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine after making a $225 million donation.

Perelman died of pneumonia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Funeral services are pending.

Reported By Suzanne Monaghan, KYW Newsradio

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  1. Shawn Robertson says:

    Walt, please check this link. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/ruth-perelman-palm-beach-benefactor-dies-at-90-1681080.html

    My original post was me venting my anger at the misspellings and grammar, punctuation errors. Some were corrected, but alas not all. I’d love to have that job. Almost as good as a meteorologist. You can be wrong most of the tme and still get paid. Only in Philadelphia.

  2. Walt says:

    I never heard of her or her accomplishments. The above article. seems very sparse on information, leaving me clueless as to who we lost. I’d like to know about all the projects she was involved with, I suppose. In other words–and forgive my bluntness–what’s so special about her death?

  3. Shawn Robertson says:

    Her legacy of kindness and generosity can’t ever be forgotten. Few will ever be as generous, and many are those who have benfitted from said generosity. Many thanks to the Perelman family and prayers for solace that our creator will supply.

  4. HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE SAYS says:

    A TIP OF THE HAT TO A LIFE WELL LIVED, AND SHARED..

    SADLY THERE ARE TOO MANY WHO HOLD ON TO EVERY PENNY, … LAST I
    NOTICED, IT CANT BE TAKEN WITH YOU , WHERE EVER YOU ARE HEADED

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