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Married Couple Who Met In Med School Create A $2M Scholarship Fund To Support Underrepresented Students

Hearing of wedded couples giving back to their alma maters is always a heartwarming story. It pulls on one’s heartstrings, even more, when the school is where the lovebirds both met and married. This beautiful order of events is the love story of Drs. Toni and David Wilkes, who are now paying it forward to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine — Temple University’s medical school. According to Temple Health News, the 1982 graduates have donated $2 million to the school. The intent behind their gift is to establish an endowed scholarship fund for students underrepresented in medicine. “There’s deep purpose in this scholarship, ” said Dr. Toni Wilkes. “In addition to what it means to us, it’s a thank-you to Temple for giving us a superb education.” Dr. David Wilkes added: “Our scholarship is an enactment of principles and priorities that we — and Temple — prize.”

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 3, 2022