Donald F. Denny Jr., MD, Honored as Physician Philanthropist of the Year

Feb 23, 2015
The Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) Foundation presented the 2015 Physician Philanthropist of the Year Award to Donald F. Denny Jr., MD, a board certified radiologist who serves as Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at PHCS.

Denny Donald1-resizedforListrakDr. Denny (pictured, left) received the award from Gerard A. Compito, MD, Chairman of the PHCS Foundation Board of Directors, during the PHCS Medical Staff's annual dinner on February 12.

The Foundation presents the award annually to a University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) physician whose service and leadership as a volunteer have enhanced not only the PHCS Foundation's fundraising goals but also the missions of other nonprofit organizations throughout the greater central New Jersey community. Dr. Denny is the fourth recipient of the award. Previous awardees included William P. Burks, MD, Peter I. Yi, MD, and Margaret L. Lancefield, MD, PhD.

Dr. Denny was Co-Chair of the Physicians Development Committee (with Dr. Yi) and served on the Leadership Gifts Committee during the Design for Healing campaign, which supported construction of the new UMCP. The Physicians Development Committee helped raise more than $5 million from over 460 physicians and their families. Dr. Denny and his wife, Catherine, hosted events in their home for the Foundation and Design for Healing campaign. Dr. Denny continues to work with the Foundation to support new service line fundraising initiatives.

In addition to their work with the Foundation, the Dennys also are regular financial supporters of Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Trinity Counseling Service, Isles, Mercer Street Friends, McCarter Theatre and other nonprofits in the Mercer County region.

The mission of the PHCS Foundation is to financially support and promote the mission of PHCS. For more information, please visit

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