Medical Club of Philadelphia
The Medical Club of Philadelphia was founded in the Nineteenth century, as a social club of doctors devoted to non-medical interests. Lots of famous names, here.
During the depths of the depression serious efforts were made to enable the Club to contribute funds to Aid Association of the Philadelphia County Medical Society. Many members of the Club expressed their desire to help their fellow physicians, and their families, through that time of serious difficulty. The County Medical Society collected clothes and the Aid Association provides cash support to needy physicians.
At time the Club had investments amounting to more than sixty thousand dollars cost. They wanted to contribute two thousand dollars to Aid Association, but they could not do it. Legal counsel ruled that the Charter of the Club prevented use of funds for charitable purposes.
In 1962 the Board of Directors made a memorial contribution to the Aid Association, in the amount of twenty-five dollars, as a memorial to one deceased member. These memorials were paid to the Aid Association or another designed charity. This Action was taken without any reference to the Provisions of the Charter.
Contributions by years were:
1967 Honorarium to speaker A.J. Ramsey given to $200 Baugh Anatomy Institute.
1970 Inglis House 1,000
Crozier College 200
Temple Medical School scholarship fund in recognition of Dr. Claude Brown, a 50 Year Member 500
Coordinating Committee of the Bicentennial 500
1972 Sacred Heart Home for Incurables 1,000
1974 St. Christoper's Hospital Research 500
1976 Settlement Music School 300
1978 Inglis House 500
Delaware County Medical Society
1979 Mummer's Museum 1,000
College of Physicians of Philadelphia 1,000
1980 Edith R. Rudolfi Home for the Blind 1,500
1981 Century IV, Philadelphia County Medical 2,500
American Cancer Society 350
1982 Overbrook School for the Blind 2,500
Education and Scientific TRust, Pennsylvannia 300
1983 College of Physicans of Philadelphia 1,000
1984 WHYY-TV 1,000
1985 Aid Association of the Philadelphia County 1,000
1986 Aid Association of the Medical Society of the State of New Jersey 1,000
1987 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra 1,000
1988 Philadelphia Boys Choir 1,000
1989 Iglis House Foundation 1,000
Stewart McCraken Chinese Student Scholarship fund
1990 Elmer L. Grimes Surgical Educational Fund, 1,000
Lady of Lourdes Hospital
College of Physicians pro: Dr. Paul J. Poinsard 1,000
1991 Summit Presbyterian Church Pro: Mercer D. Tate, Esq., 100
|Posted by: Joseph Grimes | Dec 19, 2011 12:04 PM|