July 31, 2011 |
Ruth Caplan Perelman, 90, of Rittenhouse Square, died of pneumonia Sunday, July 31, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Perelman and her philanthropist husband, Raymond G. Perelman have been major donors to Philadelphia institutions, including $6 million for the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, $15 million for the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and $3 million for the Perelman Jewish Day School, with...
December 21, 2013 |
Edna S. Tuttleman, 92, of Merion, a clothing designer and well-known Philadelphia philanthropist, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, of congestive heart failure at her home. Due to Mrs. Tuttleman's largesse, her name appears on many buildings in the Philadelphia area, including the Tuttleman IMAX Theatre at the Franklin Institute, Tuttleman Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Tuttleman Learning Center and Tuttleman Counseling Center at Temple University, Tuttleman Library at Gratz College, Tuttleman Chapel at Temple Adath Israel, and many others.
January 21, 1995 |
Pauline Shanken, 88, a member of the Hankin family whose feuding tore apart a $72 million real estate empire centered in Willow Grove, died yesterday at her home in Hollywood, Fla. Mrs. Shanken, a philanthropist honored for her generous support of Israeli causes, was a partner with her four brothers - Moe, Max, Perch and Samuel - in Hankin Enterprises. She also was the family matriarch who struggled to keep the five siblings together after their Russian immigrant parents died while her brothers were in high school and college, said her daughter, Serena Skwersky.
October 3, 1998 |
Janet F. Haas, a specialist in rehabilitative medicine and brain trauma who is the daughter-in-law of philanthropist F. Otto Haas, has been named president of the William Penn Foundation, the region's second-largest philanthropy. Her cousin, David Haas, son of John C. Haas, will become chair of the foundation. In a prepared statement, David Haas said the appointment of his cousin to William Penn's top administrative post represented "a natural evolution. " "The William Penn Foundation is well positioned to build for the future," he said.
July 1, 2013 |
Philip B. Lindy, 83, of Center City, a philanthropist known for his work in city neighborhoods with Drexel University, died Saturday, June 29, of a heart attack. Born in Philadelphia in 1930, Mr. Lindy married Annabel Lindy in December 1951. She died in 2010. Mr. Lindy graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1952, served briefly in the Navy, and then founded a construction and contracting company, Lindy Bros., with his two brothers in the mid-1950s.
July 3, 2015 |
Mary Milus Yoh, 78, of Haverford and Key Largo, Fla., the matriarch of the Yoh family and an active volunteer and philanthropist in the Philadelphia region and in Florida, died Sunday, June 28, of congestive heart failure at her Key Largo home. Mrs. Yoh, whose father worked for the DuPont Co., grew up in Delaware and attended Duke University, where she met Harold L. "Spike" Yoh. The two married after she graduated in 1959, and started a family in California. They settled on the Main Line in 1963 to raise their five children.
September 14, 2014 |
Edith Kohn, 93, of Center City, a philanthropic leader in Philadelphia's arts and cultural life for more than a quarter of a century, died Sunday, Sept. 7, at home. Mrs. Kohn was married to Harold E. Kohn, a Philadelphia antitrust lawyer, for more than 50 years until his death in 1999. With him, and later alone, she underwrote causes such as the performing arts, historic preservation, education, health care, and women's rights. Disarmingly soft-spoken and gentle, Mrs. Kohn could nonetheless be determined in pursuing her goals.
January 9, 1997 |
Arthur Poley, 68, who overcame an orphaned youth to become a nationally known business owner, educational leader and philanthropist, died Monday of lymphoma at his Horsham home. His firm, Horsham-based Poley Landscape, numbered among its clients the National Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Smithsonian Institution, both in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, and the Tavern on the Green restaurant in New York's Central Park. Its work appears in Fairmount Park, along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and near Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.
June 8, 1986 |
Philanthropist Eugene M. Lang doesn't have time to evangelize. Lang's adopted class of 51 Harlem students is graduating from high school in one year, and when the students go to college, it will be with his money. He is brokering the adoptions of six more classes - having found six individuals to make the same promises to some of the worst schools in New York City as he made to P.S. 121 in 1981. And Swarthmore College - where he is chairman of the board of managers - takes a tremendous amount of energy.