Summer 2002      

NYUCD Receives $150,000 Gift From the Estate of Mrs. Viola Odenheimer


The reception area of the Bluestone Center


A gift of $150,000 has come to the NYU College of Dentistry from the estate of Mrs. Viola Odenheimer, a native New Yorker who was living in Boca Raton at the time of her death. The bequest was made possible by her executor, Mr. Bernard I. Klein.

Mr. Klein chose NYUCD as a beneficiary of Mrs. Odenheimer’s estate based on his strong family ties and devotion to the College. His is a dental family that gives new meaning to the term. It includes his son, Dr. Steven F. Klein, ’80; his nephew, Dr. Alan M. Schwimmer, ’98; his father-in-law, Dr. Max B. Koppelman, ’22; Max Koppelman’s son, Dr. Howard S. Koppelman, ’58; Howard Koppelman’s son, Dr. Brian L. Koppelman, ’96; and Howard’s brother-in-law, Dr. Irwin Niditch, ’55.

The gift from Mrs. Odenheimer’s estate will name two facilities within the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, a surgical suite and a patient lounge.