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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-09-05

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Telemus Capital proudly supports the
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

We join in honoring

Gene Applebaum

for his dedication to our community
and recipient of the

2073 Fred M. Butzel
Memorial Award
for Distinguished
Community Service

In 1988, Eugene Applebaum, seated, surrounded by other local Jewish leaders
Joel Tauber, Al Taubman and Max Fisher.


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To our Friend

Eugene Applebaum

Congratulations on receiving
the 2013 Fred M. Butzel
Memorial Award for
Distinguished Community Service.

It is an honor to partner with
you in our shared
philanthropic endeavors.

The Steinhardt Foundation
for Jewish Life

Michael H. Steinhardt
Robert P. Aronson
Rabbi David Gedzelman
Executive Vice President


16 September 5 • 2013


in all of its detail and regardless of where
people are on the religious or political
The Applebaums also have been
extremely active in the field of healthcare,
where their vision and generosity are
making a profound impact on the future
of medicine. Eugene Applebaum was
diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 25 years
ago and, since then, they have contrib-
uted greatly toward research on this and
related diseases, much at the Mayo Clinic
in Rochester, Minn. Today, the Mayo
Clinic's Eugene And Marcia Applebaum
Neuroscience Center is the nation's pre-
mier neuroscience research center.
"Gene is an inspiration for his coura-
geous battle against multiple sclerosis:'
said Michael Camilleri, M.D., executive
dean, Department of Development, Mayo
Clinic. "Although challenged by MS, this
devastating disease will never define
him. The Applebaums choose to fight
MS through extraordinary generosity to
our researchers and physicians who work
toward a cure:'
Applebaum also has been a longtime
leading contributor to his alma mater,
Wayne State University, which has
renamed its pharmacy school the Eugene
Applebaum College of Pharmacy and
Health Sciences.
Irvin D. Reid, WSU president emeritus
who met Applebaum a month before he
became president in 1997, called it an
immediate meeting of the minds.
"I thought of Wayne State as a premier
urban research university, one that needs
to relate to the city of Detroit:' Reid said.
"One of the people I would bounce ideas
off of was Gene:'
Reid wanted to create a foundation,
and Applebaum became its first chair.

Together they raised about $1.1 billion,
more than $900 million through WSU's
Capital Campaign. "Without Gene, there
was no way I could have started that
"Gene sees that he owes the city of
Detroit and Wayne State, his alma mater;
he's a man who does not forget where
he came from or who helped him to get
there Reid said.
The Applebaums have supported
other medical institutions including
the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center in
the Henry Ford Health System, which
they co-founded; and the Barbara Ann
Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Beaumont Hospital's Marcia & Eugene
Applebaum Surgical Learning Center in
Royal Oak is a premier training center for
surgeons from around the world, recog-
nized as the first facility of its kind. With
an additional gift, the learning center will
be expanded to become the Marcia and
Eugene Applebaum Simulation Learning
Institute, which will provide training for
a wider array of health professionals,
not just surgeons, said Margaret Casey,
Beaumont Foundation president
"He and Marcia both are philanthro-
pists at heart, he believes in giving back to
the community," she said. "When you talk
to Gene, he talks very much about his
roots in Detroit, and how much the Metro
Detroit community means to him, and he
wants to be part of sustaining it and [hav-
ing it] become more than it already is"
The Applebaums also have been active
supporters of the arts, and are donors to
the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra Hall and the Detroit
Institute of Arts.

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