Medical Center Atrium to be named after Brown Family in Recognition of Gift
Howard S. Brown of Pikesville has contributed $1 million to the University of Maryland Medical System. In recognition of his gift, the Medical System will dedicate the 12 story, sunlit atrium of the Gudelsky Building at Lombard and Greene Streets in honor of Mr. Brown's parents, and it will be called the "Sara and David S. Brown Atrium."
A life-long Baltimore resident, Brown is president of David S. Brown Enterprises, a commercial and residential real estate development firm operating in the Baltimore metropolitan area. With this gift, Mr. Brown continues a family and Jewish tradition of philanthropy. His primary charitable interests include helping hospitals and Jewish educational institutions.
Brown said he hopes his gift will set an example and encourage others to give to the Medical System, which provides a complete range of inpatient and outpatient care to more than 300,000 people each year.
"The University of Maryland Medical System is a world-class institution. I am very impressed by the work they do and I believe they clearly deserve community support." Brown added, "Every gift influences other gifts and I want to encourage others to give to this wonderful institution. Brown decided not to restrict the gift so that the Medical System can use the donation "in a way that is most helpful to them."
"We appreciate Howard Brown's generosity and have decided to recognize his family by naming the Gudelsky atrium in their honor. That way, thousands of people who pass through the Brown Atrium for years to come will be aware of this generous gift," said Morton I. Rapoport, M.D., President and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System.
Members of Howard Brown's family have strong connections to University of Maryland Medicine. His daughter, Dr. Penny Brown and his son-in-law, Dr. Ronald Silverman, are graduates of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Both are members of the faculty of the School of Medicine and are on the medical staff of the University of Maryland Medical Center.
The University of Maryland Medical System is a private, not-for-profit institution. Major components are the University of Maryland Medical Center (which includes the University Hospital, the Greenebaum Cancer Center, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and University of Maryland Hospital for Children), as well as Kernan and Deaton Hospitals, Maryland General Health Systems and North Arundel Health System. The medical system, which has 9,000 employees, also has primary and specialty care sites throughout Central Maryland.
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