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Family foundation makes $4 million gift to Eastern Virginia Medical School

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The newest building at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk will be called Waitzer Hall in recognition of a $4 million gift.

The donation from the Leah and Richard Waitzer Foundation is the largest family gift ever made to EVMS.

The Waitzers and their sons, Bradley and Edwin, have been longstanding EVMS supporters.

Waitzer Hall, a 138,000 square foot education and academic administration building, is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

In addition to the $4 million foundation gift, Bradley Waitzer, a member of the EVMS Foundation board of trustees, has committed $250,000 to the EVMS Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology.

Edwin Waitzer also has committed a personal gift to the capital campaign.

On Wednesday, the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Hampton Roads Chapter honored Leah and Richard Waitzer as the 2018 Outstanding Philanthropists at the organization’s National Philanthropy Day celebration in Norfolk.

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