Foundation Updates | Published July 19, 2011

Eileen Leibowitz named to Board of Directors of The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center

Long-time State College resident and philanthropist, Eileen Leibowitz, has been named to the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center, announced Steve Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“The Foundation Board oversees the various fundraising functions, including campaigns, major and planned giving, special events, including the annual Charity Ball and Golf Classic, and annual giving of The Foundation, explained Jon Dranov, MD, Foundation Board Chair. “Board members also serve as advisors to Foundation staff and also as volunteer fundraisers.”

“I am very aware of Eileen’s work with other local organizations and am pleased that she has agreed to help guide our Foundation as we grow and align our fundraising efforts to keep pace with Mount Nittany Health System’s advancement, said Brown. “The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center is an important organization, not only to the Medical Center, but also to the community.”

As Steering Committee members, Leibowitz and her late husband, Herschel, supported the Medical Center’s Commitment to Distinction fundraising campaign with a leadership gift for the East Wing patient tower. Two patient rooms on the fourth floor of that new facility bear their names.

Leibowitz has lived in State College for almost 50 years. She has two children: a daughter, Marjorie Leibowitz Milgrub and her husband Rick of State College; a son, Michael and his wife Sandra, of Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Her volunteer work includes projects with the Centre County United Way, Women’s Resource Center, Centre Lifelink, Centre County Community Foundation, and Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra.

The Leibowitzes have been honored by numerous organizations for their contributions to science and the arts and also for their contributions to advancing well being and providing opportunity, by Penn State as the Renaissance Couple of the Year (2003), and by the Centre County Community Foundation as the recipients of the inaugural Oak Tree Award for Philanthropy (2009).

The Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament raised $150,000 for the new Cancer Center.

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