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Creating a Legacy

Endowed gift by Moan Margolis supports students
Posted May 13, 2014
Simeon Simeon "Moan" Margolis, A&S '53, Med '57, '64 (PhD), "repays" a scholarship by starting another one in his family's name. IMAGE: Will Kirk

After a Johns Hopkins career spanning 60 years some might say Simeon Margolis, MD, has paid his dues. But the man many call “Moan” has now endowed a scholarship in his family’s name, so others will have the same opportunities for success that he had.

“I couldn’t have gone to Johns Hopkins without scholarships. I wasn’t thinking at the time that I should ‘repay’ them, but subsequently I realized that was an important thing to do,” says Margolis in a recent issue of Johns Hopkins Planning Matters.

His giving, often directed to financial aid, extends from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the School of Nursing to Hopkins athletics and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. This year he has increased his philanthropy, creating the Margolis Family Endowed Scholarship Fund to support scholarships for students in the School of Medicine. He created the fund with outright and planned gifts, including charitable gift annuities and a bequest commitment.