The Dr. Gino and Mrs. Jean Cavalieri Mori Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Gino and Mrs. Jean Cavalieri Mori
Born and raised in Old Forge, PA, Gino Mori, MD, FACS, has dedicated his life to caring for his patients, for the community and for students throughout the region.
After graduating from Old Forge High School, Keystone College and what was then Penn State College, Dr. Gino earned his doctorate of medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Partnering with his brother, Hugo Mori, MD, and Charles Bannon, MD, Gino became the founding president of Delta Medix and its Breast Care Center.
Throughout his career, Dr. Gino served in leadership roles in the medical and higher education communities. He was president of the Lackawanna County Medical Society and has held seats on the boards of Keystone College and Penn State Worthington Scranton. Dr. Gino received the Alumni Fellow Award from the Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Gino married his high school sweetheart, Jean Cavalieri, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary shortly before she died in 2006. Both Dr. Gino and Jean were dedicated to a lifetime of learning. Even in retirement, he continues to take classes.
Understanding the importance of education and the burden of educational debt, Dr. Gino and Jean established scholarships at several regional colleges to make the dream of higher education a reality for others.
With the establishment of The Dr. Gino and Mrs. Jean Cavalieri Endowed Scholarship at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Dr. Gino once again has demonstrated his commitment to community and to excellence in the medical profession.
Milton Glaser is among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States. He has the distinction of one-man-shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center. In 2009, he was the first graphic designer to receive the National Medal of the Arts award. He was selected for lifetime achievement awards from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (2004) and the Fulbright Association (2011). As a Fulbright scholar, Glaser studied with the painter, Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, and is an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He co-founded the revolutionary Push Pin Studios in 1954 and New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968. In 1974, he opened Milton Glaser, Inc. where he continues to produce a prolific amount of work in many fields of design to this day.
A special commemorative poster
In 1800, The Pennsylvania Hospital Board of Managers asked the notable American artist, Benjamin West, to create a painting that would be a fitting tribute to its function and be used as a fundraiser. Similarly, Dr. Gino recently commissioned the world-renowned graphic artist Milton Glaser to honor Geisinger Commonwealth and its goals by designing a suitable poster which can also be used as a fundraiser. The poster titled Care Begins with Caring commemorates the establishment of The Mori Endowed Scholarship. The framed poster hangs in the lobby of Geisinger Commonwealth’s Medical Sciences Building in Scranton.
Mori Scholarship donors who give between $200 and $999 will receive a copy of the poster. As a special thank you for a gift of $1,000 or more, donors to the Mori Scholarship will receive a copy that has been signed by the artist. The poster is 24” x 36” and is suitable for framing. A limited number of posters are available.
To many, Milton Glaser is the embodiment of American graphic design during the latter half of this century. His presence and impact on the profession internationally is formidable. Immensely creative and articulate, he is a modern renaissance man — one of a rare breed of intellectual designer-illustrators, who brings a depth of understanding and conceptual thinking, combined with a diverse richness of visual language, to his highly inventive and individualistic work.
Message from the president and dean
Our physician shortage, both nationally and in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, has a tremendous impact on the wellbeing of our population. Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine was established in 2008 to help address this problem. Our curriculum is innovative, interprofessional and patient-centered and our students are passing board exams at or above the national average.
As a new medical school, most of our students do not receive significant scholarship awards. Gino Mori, MD knows that Geisinger Commonwealth students graduate with an average of over $240,000 in educational debt. We are honored that he has established an endowed fund to help us to attract the best and brightest students, including those who may otherwise not be able to follow their dreams and maximize their potential.
The significance of this initiative echoes back to us from Margaret Mead’s astute call to action, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
As part of our Campaign for Scholarships and Innovation, I invite you to join Dr. Gino in helping students by making a contribution to The Dr. Gino and Mrs. Jean Cavalieri Mori Endowed Scholarship.
Each dollar you give is an investment in a student’s lifetime of service.
– Steven J. Scheinman, MD
President and Dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine