The School of Media and Communication officially became the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication at a renaming ceremony on March 30 hosted by Bob Saget, a 1978 Klein College alumnus. The new name honors Lew Klein's distinguished career and decades of teaching service at Temple, and recognizes a historic, multimillion-dollar gift to the school from Klein and his wife, Janet. Their gift is supported by two additional seven-figure contributions from Temple Trustee, Steve Charles, KLN '80, and Trustee H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest and his wife, Marguerite.
Temple University's ninth OwlCrowd campaign will run from March 20 through May 4, featuring six projects from every corner of the Temple community. From providing clean drinking water, to supporting the Philadelphia Aphasia Community, to addressing literacy issues here in Philadelphia (and more), donors will have the opportunity to support the project that speaks to them.
OwlCrowd is Temple University's official crowdfunding platform. Selected projects are featured in the fall and spring semester during a 45-day cycle that fuels private fundraising revenue and benefits the university and its community.
Last week, the university community celebrated Student Philanthropy Week, recognizing what's possible through philanthropy on Temple's campuses. It was a week full of tagged possibilities, over 250 donor thank you cards, singing and belly dancing Owls, spreading the Temple love, BINGO called by Baker Dave, and a philanthropy panel discussion featuring Temple alumni. Thank you to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni for your support and participation in this week-long event!
Temple basketball legend and Argentinian native Juan "Pepe" Sanchez, CLA '00, along with his friend, Drew Golin, STH '00, recently made a gift to support international students. Sanchez and Golin's gifts will support a new Peer2Peer program that pairs groups of international students with American student leaders early in their college careers, incorporating both academic and social components. Sanchez was inspired to make the gift when he was on campus in November to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and Ring of honor.