Office of Institutional Advancement

The Ripple Effect Results in $110,000 Gift


Pictured are 2013 Beach Scholarship recipients Nicholas Abraham, Emily Brant, Erica Braun, Grace Fried, Alison Huggins, Anita Oh and Alyssa Perez with Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean, Jefferson Medical College; Sue McFadden; Clara Callahan, MD; Charles Pohl, MD; Fritz Ruccius; and Brien Essenbreis (first row, second from left).

Relationships matter. People and organizations make decisions about donations based on the positive relationships they have formed with others. Brien Essenbreis, a trust officer at Deutsche Bank in New York, oversees the trust for the Jennie M. Beach and Dr. James D. Beach Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded each year to SKMC students based on academic merit, institutional commitment and community service. 

At the end of 2013, Essenbreis was asked for a recommendation by the director of another trust at Deutsche Bank for a yearend distribution restricted to a hospital for the purchase of medical equipment. Without hesitation, he recommended Jefferson.

“It just goes to show that effective stewardship of donors has a ripple effect when it comes to fundraising,” says Fritz Ruccius, senior vice president of development. “Brien has been a good friend to Jefferson for many years, and we appreciate the relationship we have built with him.”

The gift of $110,000 from the Hugh L. Adams, Hugh Trumbull Adams and Mary Trumbull Adams Fund will be used for the purchase of equipment such as cerebral oximetry units, arctic suns and dual-monitoring screens.