Late Philanthropist Honored By Reid Health Foundation

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The Reid Health Outpatient Cardiac Catheterization Center will be renamed in honor of the late Jack Edelman. The philanthropist died in October 2017 and his wife, Debra, donated $1 million to the Reid Health Foundation, which brings the couple's contributions to $2.12 million, the largest individual contribution ever received by the foundation.

The latest gift will be commemorated by renaming the center the Jack Edelman Cardiac Catheterization Center. “We are humbled and we are extremely grateful for Jack and Debra’s confidence in Reid,” said Randy Kirk, Reid Health vice president/foundation president. “Jack and Debra have never sought attention for their years of support that has helped Reid Health and the community in so many ways.  Debra’s leadership with the Foundation board fueled our success with the New Reid capital campaign.  Further, her many years co-chairing Art to Heart, a collaborative gala partnership with the Richmond Art Museum, brought one of the greatest fund-raising success stories to our community’s history.”

The Edelman's founded the Recycling Center Inc. in Richmond and also owned Franklin Iron & Metal Corp. in Dayton, OH.  Debra Edelman served on the Foundation board for 18 years, during a time the health system was planning a new campus. Edelman served as board chair in 2000-2001, and was instrumental in transferring $46 million of foundation funds to help pay for the new campus. The couple also donated $1 million in 2005 after Jack Edelman suffered a serious illness and was treated for weeks at Reid. The Edelman's also have two other areas of the campus named for them: the Jack and Debra Edelman Board Room and the Israel "Izzy" Edelman Cardiac Center, named for their late son.

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