Anonymous No Longer: UB's Largest-ever Donor Was a Country Doctor [Niagara Frontier Publications]

Published December 28, 2018 This content is archived.

George Melvin Ellis Jr., a country doctor who earned his medical degree at UB and became UB’s largest donor, gave a total of more than $50 million to UB. The article recounts Ellis’ life as a doctor and quotes his UB classmate, Herbert E. Joyce, MD, as saying, “George always said that the greatest day of his life was the day he received his letter of acceptance to the UB medical school. He was without a doubt the most loyal to UB of anyone I have ever known.”