The following tribute was read into the minutes of the January 31,
2012 meeting of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees.
Bryn Mawr Hospital mourns the loss of Paul Ingersoll, who passed away
January 2. Paul’s remarkable imprint on Bryn Mawr Hospital began in 1973
with his first gift. He was elected to the board in March 1992.
Paul played pivotal roles in the 1994 Emergency Department Campaign,
serving as chair of the Campaign and of the Volunteer Leadership
Committee. He was also on the Leadership Committee for the 2005-2008
Emergency Department Campaign. Paul was instrumental in procuring the
largest gift to that campaign: $2 million. Additionally, during
this time he was also an active member of the Major Gifts Committee, the
Gerhard Society Committee and the Governance Affairs
The Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation Board honored Paul Ingersoll in 2009
with the first Gerhard Award in recognition of his long-standing
dedication to Bryn Mawr Hospital through advocacy, philanthropy,
leadership and service.
Paul remained engaged and involved in the Hospital’s direction and
success until his death. He rarely missed a Foundation board or
committee meeting. When he became on honorary trustee, he remained as
active as ever, always eager to hear the latest news or help with
challenges confronting the hospital.
Bryn Mawr Hospital will forever be touched by the leadership and
wonderful, outgoing spirit of Paul Ingersoll. We were fortunate to have
earned the attention of this remarkable gentleman - a man of principle
and conviction who was universally revered by all who were privileged to
know him. We will miss the pleasure of his company, his congenial
disposition and his unfailing courtesy. And we will take heart in
recalling his words of wisdom in times of trial and disappointment:
Paul is survived by his wife of sixty years, Eleanor (known to all as
Mimi); their three daughters, Rita, Lee and Francie; and four
grandchildren. He leaves a legacy for which we are deeply grateful and
for which he will long be remembered.
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