Detroit, First and Foremost
Gene always had a strong affinity for the City of Detroit. Not only did he grow up and attend college there, he also built his success in the city and surrounding neighborhoods. To share that success with Detroit, he played an instrumental role in shaping the future of education with his support of the Wayne State University Pharmacy School, among many other contributions to empower future generations.
Commitment to the Jewish People
Gene always felt a responsibility to Israel and the Jewish people. Between his family’s gift to update and enhance the Jewish Community Campus in West Bloomfield, his support of Applebaum Village at Camp Tamarack and countless other philanthropic endeavors, Gene took great pride in supporting his Jewish community.
Having started his career as a pharmacist, the health and medical research field held a special place in Gene’s heart. Over the years, he helped make a difference in the lives of many through his support of Beaumont Health, Mayo Clinic, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and so many others. Gene was also passionate about enriching arts and culture, providing leadership support to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and to virtually every major Detroit cultural institution over the years.