EVMS has announced that its newest building, slated to open in fall 2020, will be known as Waitzer Hall. The building is named in recognition of a $4 million gift to the EVMS capital campaign from the Leah and Richard Waitzer Foundation. It is the largest family gift ever made to EVMS. Leah and Richard Waitzer, along with their sons, Bradley J. and Edwin S., have been longstanding supporters of EVMS. In addition to the $4 million foundation gift, Bradley Waitzer, a member of the EVMS Foundation Board of Trustees, has committed $250,000 to the EVMS Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology; and Edwin Waitzer has committed a personal gift to the capital campaign.
A rendering of the newly named Waitzer Hall now under construction at EVMS in Norfolk. The education and academic administration building is scheduled to be completed in August 2020.
Richard Waitzer is known in the region for real estate development and investment, general contracting and property management. Leah Waitzer is a founding volunteer of Court Appointed Special Advocates in Virginia Beach. Over the years, the couple have lent their support through board service and philanthropy to numerous Coastal Virginia nonprofits.