Donor Stories

Photo of the name of the orthopaedic outpatient clinic in Temple University Hospital

Penny Blatt, Temple University donor and daughter of Abraham M. Rechtman, MD ’23

“Temple was an important part of my father’s life. He always raved about his time there and felt a special kinship with the school. He was number one in his class all four years – I still have the medal they gave him. When the opportunity arose to honor him, it was almost automatic that I chose Temple.” 

Penny Blatt’s $1 million donation in honor of her father -- Abraham M. Rechtman, MD ’23 – was divided evenly between Temple University School of Medicine and Temple University Hospital. Half of the gift will endow the Abraham M. Rechtman, MD, Orthopaedic Research Fund in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. The other half will name the Abraham M. Rechtman, MD, Outpatient Orthopaedic Clinic in the hospital’s Boyer Pavilion.  


Wee Jhong Chua, MD ’12

“As a medical student, I’ve benefitted significantly from scholarship support. Knowing there is support for my education has made it easier for me to focus on my studies and volunteer work. I plan to become a scholarship donor myself someday so that other medical students can have the same opportunities.”

Making good on his promise, Dr. Wee Jhong Chua made a an on-going pledge payment to the Class of 2012 Endowed Scholarship Fund, so that future medical students will have the same benefits from scholarship support at the School of Medicine.