By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Temple University names its medical school for the late businessman and philanthropist Lewis Katz.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Announce Arrest Of Teen In Shooting Of 7 People Outside Golf & Social Club, Highlight Encouraging Trend
Temple trustees, alumni and friends and family of Lewis Katz gathered in the lobby of the medical school on Broad Street on Tuesday to celebrate the community contributions of a man who credited his Temple University experience as laying the foundation for his successful life.
Before he died in a plane crash more than a year ago, Katz donated $25 million to his alma mater.READ MORE: Philadelphia Hospitals Seeing Sharp Increase In Number Of Children With COVID-19, Rising RSV Infections
His son, Drew, spoke at the medical school dedication ceremony and reflected on his father’s legacy.
“For my dad, having his name on the building would have been nice. But what’s amazing is having what the naming of the building represents and all of the people that his generosity will help.”MORE NEWS: Part Of MLK Drive Reopens To Vehicles For First Time Since Start Of Pandemic
At the conclusion of the event, Katz and his sister, Melissa, unveiled a portrait of their father that will hang in the lobby of the new Lewis Katz School of Medicine.