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Temple Associate Dean Of Students Rachael Stark Talks ‘Landmark’ Zweig Endowment, Disability, More

Steven Aquino
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Apr 13, 2023,11:30am EDT|

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Temple’s recent gift is named after Jeanne Zweig, a former business student who was disabled.

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In early February, Temple University put out a press release in which the Philadelphia-based school announced a “landmark gift” for its physically disabled students. The $10.9 million donation will “create an endowed fund to help students with physical disabilities pursue an education and earn their degree.” The fund will “generate approximately $450,000 every year in perpetuity to benefit Jeanne Zweig scholarship recipients,” according to Temple’s announcement.

The gift will support the Jeanne Zweig Endowment, named for former Temple alum Jeanne Zweig. Zweig, a business student, had cerebral palsy and later would go on to launch an accounting firm that proved a very successful business.

“The donation from the Zweig estate is among the largest gifts awarded to a university in support of students with disabilities,” the university said about the [...]

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