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Temple Made, Donor Driven

You, the Temple donor, create the most important opportunities for the university community—propelling students to reach their goals, attracting extraordinary faculty members, and sparking the caliber of research that has Temple rising in the rankings.

We enjoy sharing the inspiring stories about what motivates donors to give generously, and about their satisfaction in seeing their philanthropy at work.

Learn more about Temple’s philanthropic partners by reading our latest donor stories below.


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Rhoda and Melvin Kreiner

With a total of 57 gifts to Temple, Rhoda and Melvin Kreiner are one of the university's most loyal donors. Their generous support continues to enhance Temple’s mission of academic excellence and accessibility. Read our latest donor story to learn more about what motivates the Kreiners to invest in the future of Temple.

In 1947 Temple was over-run with thousands of returning veterans as part of the G.I. Bill. But this didn’t stop 18-year-old Rhoda Solodar (Kreiner), EDU ’87, ’50, who was attending another university at the time, from applying to Temple. “When I received my acceptance letter into Temple’s College of Education program I remember being so excited,” recalls Rhoda.

Continue reading to learn why Rhoda and Melvin have such pride for their alma mater.



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