Kimmel Makes Major Gift to Jefferson

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Sidney Kimmel has made a mega-millions donation to Thomas Jefferson University.

Philanthropist Sidney Kimmel, whose name graces the performing arts center in Center City, has announced a $110 million gift to Thomas Jefferson University, whose medical school will now be known as the Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

Kimmel founded the Jones New York clothing company and has given away a significant amount of his fortune to medical colleges focusing on cancer research, including the eponymous center at Jefferson. He has also become a movie producer since moving on from Jones.