Starting with his first days as a Penn medical student in
the fall of 1964 and throughout his professional career,
David B.P. Goodman, M.D., Ph.D., has called
Penn his home. “I’ve been here a long time and I’m loyal to
Penn,” says the professor of pathology and laboratory medicine.
“It’s a great place.”
Dr. Goodman’s loyalty took the form of service as co-chair
of the Faculty Annual Giving Program. Leading the
charge with Bernett L. Johnson Jr., M.D., professor of dermatology
and HUP’s chief medical officer, Dr. Goodman
helped raise more than $150,000 in gifts from faculty to
support scholarship aid. To top off the success, he
and Kathleen Greenacre, M.D., his wife, made a gift to
the campaign in the form of a charitable gift annuity.
“Medical school is a big financial burden,” says Dr. Goodman.
“Kathleen and I are committed to helping relieve
that burden. If Penn is to get the best of the best, the faculty
must support them — after all, they perpetuate what
Dr. Goodman currently directs the Endocrine-Oncology
Laboratory, where his research includes exploring the
properties of saliva to diagnose endocrine diseases and
cancer. Dr. Greenacre, who also has a Ph.D. in clinical
pharmacology, recently retired from Penn after five years
in student-health services.
Dr. Goodman has a quick answer when asked the secret of
Penn’s eminence. “It’s the people that make Penn the remarkable
institution that it is,” he says. “Fine buildings and systems
aren’t worth much without exceptional people to make it
work.” Summing up his philosophy on giving to Penn
Medicine, he says, “Penn is a fine institution and
education is a very important thing to support.”
gift annuity from Drs. Goodman and Greenacre represents
one of the creative gift opportunities that can benefit
both the School of Medicine and its alumni and
friends. A charitable gift annuity can provide you with a
lifetime stream of payments and a current income tax deduction,
while ultimately benefiting Penn.