On August 28, Chancellor Elliman delivered a message of gratitude and an update on the latest campus developments with nearly 150 alumni, friends, faculty and staff who gathered on campus for the third annual Loyal Benefactor Celebration. The special event, held on campus, honors those who make regular annual gifts to support the university, those who have included CU Anschutz in their estate plans, and faculty and staff who give through monthly payroll deduction.
Chancellor Elliman shared the story of alumni Ann and Doug Jones, who were in attendance at the evening’s event. The couple has been making gifts to CU for nearly 40 years, supporting a range of programs and facilities from the Center for Women’s Health Research to the Physician Assistant Program. They have deep ties to CU. Doug joined the university as a pediatric resident in the 1960s and today serves as a professor of pediatrics at the CU School of Medicine as well as seeing patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. Ann is a two-time CU alum who earned a master’s at CU Boulder and doctorate at CU Denver, both in political science. In 2011, Ann and Doug joined with their daughter, Monica Jones Federico, and son-in-law, Steven Federico, both of whom are pediatric physicians, to establish the Jones/Federico Scholarship to support students throughout their four years in medical school. Most recently, the couple shared plans to establish an endowed professorship in medical education – a fitting way to carry forward their legacy of generosity and impact into the decades ahead.
“We are building tremendous momentum at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus because of people like Ann and Doug Jones, and each of you here tonight,” said Chancellor Elliman. “While we may not know with certainty what our future holds in a quickly evolving health care landscape, we do know that with a generous and dedicated community of support like this one by our side, there’s no limit to what we can accomplish.”