February 5, 2014 | 1436 views
Rockville Centre resident gives $10 million to Hofstra
Establishes scholarship in parents’ names for medical school
The Louis Feil Charitable Lead Annuity Trust, run by lifelong Rockville Centre resident Jeff Feil, recently made a donation of $10 million to the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine to set up a scholarship in his parents’ names.
The scholarship, The Gertrude and Louis Feil Endowed Scholarship Fund for Medical Students, will help support students at Hofstra’s new medical school. Feil, the CEO of the Feil Organization — a Manhattan-based real estate company — named the scholarship after his parents.
“The Feil Trust has long supported community-based health care facilities and programs that improve access to high-quality medical care,” said Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz in a release. “We are honored by this extraordinary support for the students of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, which is focused on training patient-centered physicians who are sensitive to the communities they serve.”
Feil has made many other donations to medical facilities over the years. He donated $3 million to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside — the largest donation in the hospital’s history. Before that, Feil had also made donations to South Nassau’s Center of Cardiovascular Health and its cancer center.