AGH RAISES $1 Million to match $1 million Planned Gift for Endowed Chair


Allegheny General Hospital has turned the dream of establishing an endowed chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the institution into a reality. Recently, AGH completed a fund-raising campaign to match a $1 million planned gift that was bestowed to the hospital in 2001, by the late James Gilmore, MD, and his wife, Marilyn. Dr. and Mrs. Gilmore required that their gift be matched through additional donations as a stipulation of their $1 million dollar gift.


Named the James Lee Gilmore and Marjorie Drummond Hogg Gilmore Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, this endowed fund is a memorial to the late parents of Dr. Gilmore.


“It took a group effort on the part of many contributors and campaign volunteers to help AGH achieve this goal,” said Drew Keys, Vice President of Fund Development. “We are deeply indebted to all our donors, particularly the AGH Auxiliary, for their generous support toward reaching the $1 million matching goal.”


AGH will use this $2 million endowment to fund activities that advance the teaching and inspiration of obstetrics and gynecology residents at Allegheny General, a program that Dr. Gilmore himself initiated nearly four decades ago. The former chairman of AGH’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Gilmore was responsible for founding the hospital’s Ob/Gyn residency program and also served as president of its medical staff.


“For more than a century, obstetrics and gynecological care has been a cornerstone of Allegheny General’s commitment to providing high quality, comprehensive health care services to families in the greater Pittsburgh community,” said Eugene A. Scioscia Jr., MD, Chairman of the AGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Under the direction of physicians like James Gilmore, exceptional, personalized care became the foundation of AGH’s women and infants program. It is a great privilege and honor to be able to continue that with an endowed chair dedicated to Dr. Gilmore’s parents. Dr. Gilmore was the epitome of professionalism, compassion and competence in the care of his patients, a legacy that will resonate with and hopefully inspire future generations of physicians who practice within these walls and at other institutions.”



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