Impact Stories

Your Gifts At Work

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Here are their stories.

Michael and Sharon Feinstein

Dr. Michael Feinstein and Sharon Feinstein Give Back Through Their Estate

Sharon and I are so grateful for the part Scholl and podiatry have played in our lives that we wanted to give back and help the college recruit outstanding students who truly have a desire and passion to become podiatric medical professionals.
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Elizabeth Coulson, PT, MBA

Passion is driving force behind Legacy Challenge Match

Ms. Coulson partnered with the Division of Institutional Advancement to establish a matching gift fund within the RFU Legacy Challenge, which will match each new planned gift commitment with a contribution to the university's Impact Fund campaign, up to $5,000.
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A. Estin Comarr, MD and Ruth Comarr

A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Father Establishes Scholarship

Dr. Comarr was a member of the Chicago Medical School Class of 1940 and the first recipient of the CMS Alumnus of the Year award in 1963. To recognize the work of her father and the support of his family, Ms. Berchan has established The A. Estin Comarr, MD ’40 and Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship through a bequest commitment. This scholarship will create a perpetual award that will support incoming medical and third-year medical students at CMS.
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Bohdan J. Giel, MD ’40

Alumnus and Spouse’s Bequest Impacts CMS Students

Chicago Medical School received a generous $2.65 million bequest from the estate of the late Bohdan J. Giel, MD ’40, and his wife, the late Martha Barclay-Giel. This estate gift was established as a way to honor the school that had provided a life and livelihood to Dr. Giel.
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O. Joseph Giovanelli, MD '40

A Legacy of Student Support

Dr. and Mrs. Giovanelli were loyal supporters of CMS, so it was only natural for them to make an estate gift that continues their legacy while also expressing their gratitude for Dr. Giovanelli’s medical education and the opportunities it provided. Scholarship recipient Zachary Bahr echoes a similar sense of appreciation.
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Joseph Thul, DPM ’49

A Gift in Your Will Can Give Future Generations a Better Start

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine alumnus Joseph Thul, DPM ’49, and his wife Mary have made provisions for the university in their estate plan for scholarships for third- and fourth-year podiatry students. Dr. Thul, who enjoyed a successful career as a podiatric surgeon, teacher and advocate for his profession, is determined to help podiatric students reduce their educational debt.
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