Leadership giving impacts the College of Science and Technology.
Helping students reach their potential.
Stanley Lefkowitz, CST ’65, a member of the CST Board of Visitors and the Temple University Leadership Council is a Temple fan through and through, proudly supporting many academic and athletic areas across the university. Lefkowitz is executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Falconwood Group. For more than a decade, he and his wife, Debbie Lefkowitz, established and enhanced two CST endowed funds that have helped students reach their potential. The Debra and Stanley Lefkowitz Undergraduate Student Research Award honors students who are working directly with faculty on advanced research. The couple also established a fellowship for CST graduate students, helping the college compete with other top universities to attract talented young researchers.
Barry Arkles, CST ’70, ’76, a member of CST Board of Visitors and Temple University Board of Trustees, has consistently supported the Department of Chemistry, CST’s Distinguished Faculty Awards and the Dean’s Endowed Professorship Fund, which assists in bringing top researchers to the college. In 2021, Arkles, founder and CEO of Gelest and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, established an endowed scholarship for junior and senior students in good academic standing who are majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry.
Supporting aspiring chemists.
Albert Brown, CST ’64, a member of the CST Board of Visitors and the Temple University Leadership Council, established the Albert B. Brown Chemistry Scholarship Fund in 2010. Supporting students who plan to pursue industrial chemistry as a profession, the scholarship is now one of the most significant donor-led sources of funding for CST students. Brown, a specialist in polymer chemistry who rose to corporate fellow at Rohm and Haas, has financially supported the fund many times since its inception and, in 2020, made an additional commitment to students by including the fund in his estate planning. Brown’s partner in Temple philanthropy is his wife, Marie Koals, EDU ’63, ’68.
Impacting first-year students.
Jay Novik, CST ’67, chair of the CST Board of Visitors and a member of the Temple University Leadership Council, has been a long-time supporter of graduate students in the Department of Mathematics. During his career, Novik held many leadership positions in the insurance industry and is currently a principal of Black Diamond Capital Partners, a specialty private equity firm focused on insurance sector investments. In 2021, Novik made a significant gift toward undergraduate scholarships, supporting the most talented incoming first-year students across all CST majors and broadening his commitment to academic excellence.