Matthew Hollander/Charlotte W. Newcombe Endowment

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Matthew Hollander/Charlotte W. Newcombe Endowment Scholarships

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation based in Princeton, N.J., has a long-standing relationship with Temple University and has provided more than $1.1 million in scholarship funds for Temple’s students with a disability since 1981.

This partnership between the family of Matthew Hollander and the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation is a testament to the value that both Matthew and Mrs. Newcombe placed on education and represents a starting point from which to build a significant endowment to support students with a disability at Temple University.

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Matthew Hollander

Matthew Hollander passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2008. He was a freshman at Temple University, majoring in mathematics. His family was determined that good would come out of their personal tragedy, and worked diligently to honor his memory by establishing two endowed funds at Temple University: The Matthew Hollander Memorial Award Fund for Students and The Matthew Hollander Award Fund for Outstanding Counselors. 

His parents, Theresa and Orin Hollander said of Matthew, “All his life he displayed a lot of compassion.” They hope to, “…keep his memory alive by allowing others to overcome severe obstacles and go on to live happy, productive, and worthwhile lives.” Because of the compassion Matthew demonstrated toward others, his family decided that the student fund would provide direct financial aid to students with disabilities who display resilience and persistence in the face of adversity.

In 2015, the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation made a generous pledge to expand the existing fund in Matthew’s name, to ensure that more students will benefit from scholarships now and into the future. Their contribution established the Matthew Hollander/Charlotte W. Newcombe Endowed Scholarship. 

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Charlotte W. Newcombe

Charlotte Wilson Newcombe was born on March 28, 1890 in Philadelphia.

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Although her older sister and younger brother were college graduates, Charlotte never attended college. Her vision was impaired from childhood and she could not read for long enough periods to make serious study possible.

Her father, Dr. Matthew James Wilson, was a physician and a public-spirited citizen who served several terms on Philadelphia’s Board of Education. Before his death in 1931, Dr. Wilson secured a firm promise from his daughter that she would never sell any of the Smith Kline stock she would inherit. Her adherence to that promise over the next 48 years was rewarded by the remarkable growth of the drug company and of her fortune late in her life.

Charlotte Wilson was always committed to helping those around her from an early age. During World War I, she sold war bonds in her community and was active in the Red Cross, teaching women to knit socks, scarves and warm hats for soldiers. Mrs. Newcombe greatly valued higher education; during her lifetime she sent the children of several friends to college, taking a vigorous interest in their progress. She married Fred Newcombe in 1952 and they lived in Germantown, Philadelphia.

In her will, she established the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation to continue her scholarship gifts. Her legacy continues under the stewardship of the Foundation’s trustees. One of the founding trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation was Millard E. Gladfelter, president of Temple University from 1959 to 1967.

Charlotte W. Newcombe
March 28, 1890 - July 17, 1979