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Dr. Saul Brusilow’s Bequest to Fund
Scholarships for Future Generations

Dr. Saul Brusilow

Dr. Saul Brusilow, who passed away in 2020, was a Johns Hopkins University professor of medicine who developed groundbreaking therapies to treat the complications of rare and often fatal genetic defects. His therapies ultimately saved the lives of thousands of people, mostly children. He was also the father of two Gilman students: Dr. William Brusilow (Bill) ’71, and Mr. Alexander Brusilow ’76. Tragically, Dr. Brusilow lost his wife while his sons were students at Gilman, and his son Alex passed away suddenly his freshman year of college. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Brusilow and members of the Gilman class of 1976 established the Alexander Brusilow Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Dr. Brusilow was a generous annual donor to the Scholarship Fund and to The Gilman Fund, a tradition his son Bill has continued. Upon his death, the School was notified that he had remembered the scholarship fund with a very generous bequest—ensuring that generations of talented boys can benefit from a Gilman education regardless of their financial circumstances. Commenting on his father’s gift, Bill said, “In addition to his appreciation for Gilman’s approach to both academics and athletics, my father never forgot the support the School gave our entire family after my mother died.”

Surely, Gilman will never forget Dr. Brusilow either. The School will always be grateful for his and his family’s support and generosity.

Photo credit: ©1995 Susie Fitzhugh

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