May 10, 2014 |
Jim Murray recalled the first time he was together in a car with Herb Lotman and the millionaire food supply entrepreneur who was about to start a women's golf tournament to raise money for charity gave a tour of his old neighborhood in West Philadelphia. "He was authentic," said Murray, the former Eagles general manager and a founder of the first Ronald McDonald House in the United States. "He was one of a kind, a kid from the old neighborhood who never forgot his roots. " Mr. Lotman, a gregarious man with a big heart who died Thursday at the age of 80, spent his life giving back to his home area.
February 8, 2014 |
Jack R. Loew, 66, of West Chester, a suburban real estate developer and philanthropist, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, of brain cancer at his home. Mr. Loew spent the early part of his career designing and manufacturing interior cabins for passenger trains. But he wanted to do something community-based. So he focused on the acquisition and development of land, and in 1976 founded Hough/Loew & Associates, which at first offered design-to-construction services. "It was one-stop shopping," said his wife, Patricia Burton Loew.
December 23, 2013 |
Marjorie Joy Nemarow Katz, 70, of Cherry Hill, philanthropist and wife of Lewis Katz, one of the owners of The Inquirer, died Friday, Dec. 20, at a New York hospital from complications of a stroke. Mrs. Katz was a perpetual learner who took courses all of her adult life. But she will be best remembered for her acts of personal generosity. "It wasn't about writing checks," her daughter Melissa Katz Silver said. "She gave her time, and she gave her love. " Mrs. Katz grew up in Vineland and graduated in 1961 from Vineland High, where she was president of the Elvis Presley fan club.
December 22, 2013 |
Bruce H. Hooper, 82, of Newtown Square, a philanthropist, history buff and veteran of the Marine Corps, died Thursday, Dec. 12, in Dunwoody Village after a long illness. Mr. Hooper, formerly of Radnor, grew up in Wynnewood. He graduated from Lower Merion High School in 1948 and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1952, where he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity. He joined the Marine Corps in 1953 as a naval aviator and later served in the Reserve at the Naval Air Station in Willow Grove.
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.
October 6, 2013
A story Friday on a service honoring Staff Sgt. Randall Shughart, a Pennsylvanian killed in a 1993 battle in Somalia, misstated how many Pennsylvanians died in that battle. Sgt. First Class Earl Fillmore Jr., 28, of Blairsville, also died. In addition, Inquirer reporter Mark Bowden's series on the events did not receive a Pulitzer Prize. A story Friday about Camphill Village Kimberton Hills misspelled the name of the philanthropist Mabel Pew Myrin.
October 2, 2013 |
ABOUT 20 PROTESTERS chanted outside a North Philadelphia charter school yesterday afternoon, claiming a group of visiting philanthropists were "deciding what education looks like in America, not the parents, not the students. " The activists from Fight for Philly and the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools protested outside Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter School on 19th Street near Erie Avenue, where attendees of a conference, "All of the Above: How Donors Can Expand a City's Great Schools," were taking a tour.
July 4, 2013 |
Paul A. Tanker, 86, of Philadelphia, a philanthropist and actuarial company founder, died Monday, July 1, at Einstein Medical Center of complications from a stroke. He became ill Saturday while playing tennis at the Germantown Cricket Club. He lived in Cherry Hill and Wyndmoor before moving to the city several years ago. In 1960, with a $2,000 loan from friends, he created Paul A. Tanker & Associates, a pension and actuarial consulting firm in Center City. The company grew from two employees to 55 before he sold it in 1989 to Noble Lowndes, an international benefits company.
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.
May 31, 2013 |
A prominent local philanthropist warned Wednesday that the Philadelphia School District's looming financial crisis would be disastrous for city schools and students, and urged residents in the region to support increased funding. "I'm going to be giving a call to action to the citizens of this region - not just Philadelphia," Carole Haas Gravagno, chair of the Stoneleigh Foundation, said at a news conference at the district's headquarters. "I live in Wayne, and I care deeply about what happens in Philadelphia because Philadelphia is the hub of the region.