Gift Establishes Chair in Cardiology

The Pauley Heart Center gratefully acknowledges a significant gift from the late John R. Congdon, Sr. Shortly before his death in October, Mr. Congdon donated a $500,000 gift to establish the Natalie N. and John R. Congdon Chair in Cardiology. His gift will be matched by the VCU Glasgow Endowment, creating a total 
endowment of $1 million.

“Mr. Congdon was a great friend of the Pauley Heart Center. His gift will have a lasting impact, as it will support the recruitment of a world-class clinical cardiologist to the VCU Medical Center,” said Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen, Chair of the Cardiology Division, Pauley Heart Center.

A previous gift from Mr. Congdon, given in memory of his late wife, Natalie, created the Congdon Visiting Scholar Program. “The program supports worldwide cardiovascular education by providing the opportunity to bring visiting experts to our campus to help us expand our education and training in various areas of cardiology,” said Dr. Ellenbogen.