Established in memory of his late wife, Natalie, Mr. Congdon’s generous gift is specifically dedicated to the Division of Cardiology’s Visiting Scholars program.
“It’s so gratifying to contribute to the work of the renowned cardiologists at the VCU Pauley Heart Center,” said Mr. Congdon. “To honor my wife in this way is equally as moving. She would be pleased to be a part of the development of the creation of new procedures and techniques for patient treatment.”
“Cardiologists who receive their training at VCU are at the forefront of the fight against heart disease and stroke,” said Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen, Chair, Cardiology Division, VCU Department of Internal Medicine. “The Congdon Visiting Scholar endowment enables the VCU Pauley Heart Center to create and perfect new potentially life-saving procedures. We are so very grateful to Jack for his generosity and trust.”
Visiting Scholars attracted to the VCU Pauley Heart Center will spend one to two years at the Center working with faculty members and sharing their research.
“Research helps distinguish us as an academic medical center of the highest caliber,” said MCV Foundation President William P. Kotti, Ph.D. “Jack Congdon’s generous financial support helps students, faculty, and our entire scientific community as we move toward creating solutions to humanity’s toughest health challenges.”