Dr. Murray F. Brennan to receive Distinguished Philanthropist Award at FLS Luncheon
|Murray F. Brennan, MD, FACS, Distinguished Philanthropist recipient for 2012.
The Fellows Leadership Society (FLS) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation will present the 2012 Distinguished Philanthropist Award to Murray F. Brennan, MD, FACS, during the 24th annual FLS benefactor recognition luncheon. The event will take place Monday at the Mid-America Club, 200 E. Randolph Drive, starting with a reception for all current FLS members and honorees at 11:15 am, followed by lunch at noon.
The 2012 Distinguished Philanthropist Award will be presented to Dr. Brennan in recognition of his philanthropic endeavors, his service to the surgical profession, and his all-encompassing support of the College. An esteemed Fellow since 1977, Dr. Brennan has served the College in several roles, including Chair of the International Relations Committee and Second Vice-President (2004–2005). In 2000, Dr. Brennan was the recipient of the ACS Distinguished Service Award, the College's highest honor. He is also a member of the Presidents Circle of the FLS, the Foundation's major donor recognition program.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Dr. Brennan received a degree in mathematics from the University of New Zealand and a medical degree from the University of Otago in 1964. In 1970, he worked with Francis D. Moore, MD, FACS, at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and with George F. Cahill, Jr., MD, FACS, at the Joslin Research Laboratories, Boston, MA. Dr. Brennan was chairman of the department of surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY, from 1985 until 2006. He currently holds the Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology and was recently appointed director of the International Center and vice-president for International Programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
Known as a thoughtful and caring mentor, Dr. Brennan has been a tireless advocate for educational opportunities to meritorious surgeons from countries outside the U.S. and Canada. Earlier this year, the Murray F. Brennan International Scholarship was endowed through the ACS Foundation with the support of more than 100 donors. The first Brennan Scholar will be selected this year.
Dr. Brennan is the 22nd recipient of the Foundation's Distinguished Philanthropist Award, created to recognize individuals who have
demonstrated exemplary commitment to philanthropy and to the mission of the ACS. The FLS was established in 1988 to recognize those individuals and organizations whose service and charitable giving provide a margin of excellence to the College's programs.
For more information regarding membership in the Fellows Leadership Society and engagement with the ACS Foundation, visit the FLS Hospitality Center in McCormick Place West or the Foundation's website at www.facs.org/acsfoundation