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George J. Elbaum (AA '59) and his wife Mimi Jensen with Whiteman Fellows at the Annual
Patrons of Physics Fellows Dinner.
A society created to recognize the generosity of those friends and alumni who make it possible for the Department to recruit and sustain the very best graduate students with a fellowship.
The Department celebrated its seventh annual Patrons of Physics Fellows Dinner on April 13, 2012. Over 65 guests gathered for a dinner and reception in the Green Center’s Pappalardo Room. Alex Barbieri, a 2011-2012 Whiteman Fellow, Boris Braverman, a 2011-2012 Frank Fellow, and Jennifer Sierchio, a 2011-2012 Marble Presidential Fellow were student presenters. The students spoke about their love of physics, and how the fellowship has given them the flexibility to try different research groups in their first year. They also thanked their donors and all donors who are members of the Patrons of Physics Fellows Society for making fellowship support possible. This dinner is a great opportunity for the students to get to know the donors that are supporting them. George Elbaum, founding member, concluded the evening with remarks on why he gives to fellowships, his MIT experience, and why he supports the Whiteman Fellowships, named for his mother. Patron donors who attended were George Elbaum and Mimi Jensen, Hale Bradt, Tom Frank, Curt Marble, Howard and Colleen Messing, Al Otis and Will Kalb, and Neil Pappalardo.
The gift of a graduate fellowship is truly a gift to current and future generations at MIT, and in a broader sense, to the world. Membership begins with a pledge of $65,000, payable over five years. View the list of the Patrons of Physics Fellows. The pledge entitles you to the benefits of membership in the society of Patrons of Physics Fellows, regardless of the type of gift—endowed, expendable or corporate.
Please consider joining the Patrons of Physics Fellows Society.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Erin McGrath
Director of Development
MIT Department of Physics
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 4-309
Cambridge, MA 02139