Office of the
June 18, 1991
Members, Board of Trustees:
ACCEPTANCE OF GIFT FOR NICHOLAS J. PISACANO, M.D.
CHAIR IN FAMILY PRACTICE
Recommendation: that the Board of Trustees accept the gift of
$780,840.34 from an anonymous donor to the University of Kentucky for the
College of Medicine Department of Family Practice.
Background: An anonymous donor contributed a gift of $780,840.34 to the
College of Medicine to complete the funding for an endowed chair in the
Department of Family Practice in memory of Dr. Nicholas J. Pisacano.
This Chair will be known as the Nicholas J. Pisacano, M.D. Chair in
Family Practice as a tribute to Dr. Pisacano's outstanding contributions
to the teaching and medical professions. Fundraising efforts to endow a
chair in the Department of Family Practice were begun in May, 1982 by the
Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians. After Dr. Pisacano's death, the
American Board of Family Practice provided funding for a fundraising
program that resulted in gifts from friends and family physicians from
all over the nation. The balance in the endowment is $1,005,928.13.
It is an honor to recommend establishment of this chair as a permanent
tribute to an esteemed friend and colleague of the University of Kentucky
and the Chandler Medical Center.
Action taken: Approved _ _
Date: June 18, 1991.