History of Jack Martin Fund

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1953 – 200 Women Built a Polio Citadel

September 25, 1953

1953 – 200 Women Built a Polio Citadel
It was only three years ago when young Jack Martin, an ex-Army officer, and rising manufacturer, returned home to Manhattan from a country weekend with a bad cold. Two days later, he Read more

1954 – New Respirator Center

September 19, 1954

1954 – New Respirator Center
Mount Sinai Hospital will begin construction of a large respiratory center on top of its Children’s’ Pavilion on Oct. 5. The center will replace a temporary one opened in a converted teaching suite… Read more

1955 – Polio Patients’ Benefit

October 14, 1955

1955 – Polio Patients’ Benefit
Polio patients will be aided by a luncheon and fashion show to be held on Monday in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria under the auspices of the Jack Martin Polio Fund. Proceeds from… Read more

1955 – Mt. Sinai Respirator Center Takes First Patients

November 18, 1955

1955 – Mt. Sinai Respirator Center Takes First Patients
Mrs. Shirley Dubler, patient, shows her appreciation by presenting flowers to one of the benefactors, Mrs. Gustave Feldman. The center was named for Mrs. Feldman’s late brother. Read more

1956 – Helen Hayes Dedication

January 7, 1956

1956 – Helen Hayes Dedication
Actress Helen Hayes talking with Fred Samuels, a student at Duke University, after she unveiled the plaque at the new center. She is holding toy dog that she autographed for him. The Jack… Read more

1960 – Psychiatry Unit to Gain

December 11, 1960

1960 – Psychiatry Unit to Gain
Tickets are still available for the evening performance on Dec. 21 of “Exodus” at the Warner Theatre. The event will benefit the Jack Martin Adolescent Psychiatry Center, at Mount Sinai Hospital. Read more

1967 – Crown Ball Tomorrow

October 20, 1967

1967 – Crown Ball Tomorrow
The Crown Ball, a benefit for the Jack Martin Fund, which aids the Adolescent Psychiatry Division of Mount Sinai Hospital, will be held tomorrow at the New York Hilton. The ball will mark the… Read more

1970 – How Friends of Jack Martin Remember Him Still

October 11, 1970

1970 – How Friends of Jack Martin Remember Him Still
When Jack Martin died in 1950, a three-paragraph obituary mentioned that he was a graduate of New York University (where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Psi Chi psychology society), had served as a captain in the coast… Read more

1973 – Gustave Feldman

May 21, 1973

1973 – Gustave Feldman
Gustave Feldman, a leader in, the dress industry, died of a heart ailment yesterday at Mount Sinai Hospital, which he had served as executive director of the Jack Martin Fund. He was 61 years… Read more

2013 – The Foundation That Just Keeps Giving

September 16, 2013

2013 – The Foundation That Just Keeps Giving
Mr. Feldman, 72 years old, is the president of the Jack Martin Fund, a fundraising group for Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is the nephew of the late Jack Martin, who died of polio of the… Read more

2017 – Thanks from Kenneth L. Davis, CEO of Mount Sinai

June 5, 2017

2017 – Thanks from Kenneth L. Davis, CEO of Mount Sinai

I want to express my personal thanks for your generous pledge to establish and name the pediatric inpatient cancer unit in the Kravis Children’s Hospital. Your leadership and generosity is greatly appreciated and will make a major difference in expanding our care and treatment of children with cancer.

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2017 – Thanks from Peter May, Chairman of Mount Sinai Boards of Trustees

June 14, 2017

2017 – Thanks from Peter May, Chairman of Mount Sinai Boards of Trustees

Thank you for the Jack Martin Fund’s pledge to The Mount Sinai Hospital to establish a pediatric inpatient cancer unit in the Kravis Children’s Hospital. We are honored by your continuing support of Mount Sinai, and hope that others will emulate your commitment.

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