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Endowment

Albright, the Endowment, and You

by RICHELLE OGLE

Janet Gehres taught biology at Albright for some 30 years. In the late 1990s, more than 100 alumni who had taken her classes and relied on her advice got together to give Professor Gehres the surprise of her life. They contributed more than $100,000 to create the Janet Gehres Endowed Scholarship.

How did it come about? “Actually, around 1995, I ended up with anemia. And I think Andy (Hummel) decided they should set something up quick before I died,” Professor Gehres says.

“The thing about an endowment is it’s not just a one-time deal,” says Andrew Hummel M.D. ’82, an anesthesiologist practicing at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. “Because of what we got from Albright and from Miss Gehres, because of me and others like me, somebody is benefiting. We’ve become more a part of Albright because of the money we’re making available to Albrightians 50 years from now.”

“Janet will never go away,” Hummel continues. “We wanted her to keep touching people forever, the way she touched us.”

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