About the Perelmans
Raymond G. Perelman and his wife Ruth, have pledged $25 million to name the Center for Advanced Medicine as the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. This generous gift, which continues a tradition of giving to the University of Pennsylvania Health System by the Perelmans, will help finance the construction of Perelman Center, scheduled to open its doors in 2008.
Raymond and Ruth Perelman
Since 1992, Raymond Perelman has been President and Chairman of the Board of RGP Holdings, Inc., a privately held holding company comprised of a vast array of manufacturing, mining and financial interests. Mr. Perelman serves as a PENN Medicine Trustee, and attended the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Mr. and Mrs. Perelman are Trustees of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Education Foundation, Inc., which supports Jewish cultural and welfare organizations, as well as arts and history museums and other cultural institutions. The Perelmans are parents to Jeffrey E. and Ronald O. Perelman, who also have distinguished careers in both business and philanthropy, and close ties to the city of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania.
Ronald O. Perelman is Chairman of the Board of Directors of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings and of the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Revlon Consumer Products Corporation. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and has an MBA from the Wharton School. Ronald Perelman is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers and a former member of Wharton's Graduate Executive Board. His philanthropy at Penn includes establishing the Ronald O. Perelman Professorship in Finance in 1985, and the Perelman Quadrangle – which, since its establishment in 1995, has become central to student life on campus.
Jeffrey E. Perelman is Chairman and CEO of JEP Management, Inc. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn's Wharton School. His philanthropic activities include support of the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Design and the Institute for Contemporary Art. He is also Secretary of the Board of Trustees of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His wife, Marsha Perelman, also has a graduate degree from Penn.