A press release from Temple University:
Memorial service for Lewis Katz ’63, to be held at Temple University
Longtime trustee, alumnus and philanthropist will be remembered
WHAT: A memorial service for Lewis Katz, a Temple University trustee, alumnus and a prominent philanthropist and businessman, will be held Wednesday on Temple’s Main Campus.
WHEN: 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014
WHERE: Temple Performing Arts Center (formerly the Baptist Temple), 1837 N. Broad St. (at Polett Walk), Philadelphia, PA 19122. Media expecting to attend are asked to RSVP with Temple media representative Brandon Lausch (see contact information below).
WHO: Dozens of university, local, state and national officials are expected to attend the memorial service.
BIOGRAPHY: Katz had served as a Temple trustee since 1998. He was known for his long-time support of student scholarships, athletics, entrepreneurship and medicine. His career spanned the fields of law, investment banking and business. After serving as a partner in the law firm of Katz, Ettin and Levine, he led a variety of enterprises, including Kinney Parking Systems; the New Jersey Nets; the New Jersey Devils; Philadelphia Media Network (thePhiladelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com); and Interstate Outdoor Advertising. Katz also was director of the Katz Foundation, which supports charitable, educational and medical causes. He served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Basketball Association. On May 15, Katz received an honorary doctor of humane letters from Temple, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1963. In recognition of Katz’s commitment and his lifetime of efforts on behalf of the university, Temple’s Board of Trustees will name the university’s School of Medicine after Katz.