The Class of 1997 Gift to Support Scholarships and Create a Legacy

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Edith Lederman

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Updated May 4, 2017: Click here to view pictures from reunion weekend!

Dear Classmates: 

It is hard to believe that nearly 20 years have passed since our graduation from NYU School of Medicine. Reflecting on the time gone by, it’s clear that our NYU education laid the foundation for much of our success. As class chairs of our 20th reunion, we feel strongly that we owe it to our alma mater to pay back our debt of gratitude. 

As you know, since 1997, medical education costs have risen enormously. Most of today’s students graduate with excessive debt that averages six figures. To help reduce this burden and ensure that deserving students can always attend NYU, we invite the Class of 1997 to participate in a collective effort to support medical school scholarships.

Recently created to celebrate the School’s 175th anniversary, the Vilcek Residence Hall Naming Campaign offers a unique opportunity to shape the next generation of physicians while creating our own legacy at the School.  

With a class gift of $30,000, together we can name a Class of 1997 Room in Vilcek Hall—and all the funds we raise will directly support medical school scholarships.

As class chairs, each of us have pledged $1,000. We invite you to join us in contributing to this worthy goal. 

We hope to celebrate our class’ $30,000 gift—and our personal milestones—at next year’s reunion festivities on April 28 and 29. 

For more information regarding the Vilcek Residence Hall Naming Campaign, please click the following link:  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or William Gehling at or 212.404.3716.

We deeply appreciate your consideration. Together, our class will create a lasting legacy.


Fritz Francois & Edith Lederman

Class of 1997 Reunion Co-Chairs



Thank you NYU School of Medicine
what ?! 20 years ??!!
20 years? Time does fly! Looking forward to catching up with everyone at the reunion.

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