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Ebersbach Estate Trustees Announce $4.7 Million Total Gifts to FPB

Second $2 million commitment will support FPB's flight nursing program, the first graduate flight nursing program in the country

Posted 8/9/12

Video tribute to the legacy of Dorothy Ebersbach

Dorothy Ebersbach’s desire to help others stretched even further today as the trustees of her estate announced a second $2 million commitment to support flight nursing at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. The decision brings her total gifts to the school to $4.7 million.

EbersbachThe announcement came less than a year after Ebersbach herself pledged $2 million to support the school’s first-of-its-kind acute care flight nursing initiative, originally launched in 2002. Amid the program’s annual weeklong summer camp, Ebersbach’s friends and members of the Case Western Reserve community had gathered to honor her life and dedicate the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing. But then came a whole new reason to celebrate a woman whose great spirit was exceeded only by her compassion.

“I know that Dorothy is smiling down on us today,” said Gayla Russell, co-trustee of Ebersbach’s estate and a longtime friend. “She loved her time at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, as well as her experiences as pilot in World War II. These gifts combine two of her greatest passions in one wonderful program.”

Source: Case Western Reserve University

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