Adeline P. Lutz, a retired music teacher, and her late husband, Walter "Jack" Lutz, who worked at Kodak as an engineer, made a $6 million gift commitment to the David and Ilene Flaum Eye Institute. The gift was announced to the press on October 22. On December 14 of this year, the entrance and facility that houses the Flaum Eye Institute was renamed the Adeline P. Lutz Pavilion in her honor.

Lutz credits the Flaum Eye Institute and her primary ophthalmologist, corneal surgeon Steven Ching, M.D., with saving her sight. "Jack and I wanted to repay him and everyone at the Eye Institute…and ensure that future patients continue to get the very best, the very newest, treatments," said Lutz. Steven E. Feldon, M.D., M.B.A., chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Flaum Eye Institute, said, "This generous offering is one of the largest gifts ever received. We are grateful for the Lutzes' support of our faculty and programs and will use their donation to further enhance the Eye Institute’s role as it becomes one of the top centers in the nation."

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Adeline P. Lutz Pavilion Dedication