A New Temple Legacy
In fall 2010, Temple University Disability Resources and Services received
$200,000 to establish the Joshua A. Winheld/Charlotte W. Newcombe
Foundation Scholarship Fund, created in memory of Joshua Winheld, SCT ’00,
CLA ’09, a Temple graduate who died in 2009 after a long battle with
Steven M. Goldstein, CLA ’76, and Susan Gordon—Winheld’s uncle and aunt—
made a memorial gift to Temple that was matched by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, an organization that helps fund students’ pursuit of higher education. The foundation has a long-standing relationship with Temple: Since 1981, it has provided the university with more than $1 million in scholarship funds for
students with disabilities.
The scholarship will support Temple students with physical disabilities through Disability Resources and Services. Funding from this endowment will be used
by students to cover costs such as tuition, books and materials, technology,
travel costs, medications, physical therapy, personal care assistants and more.
“We hope that Josh’s memory will serve as an inspiration to future students
with disabilities, and that the scholarship will serve as a concrete way to offer
assistance to them during their time at Temple,” Gordon says.
Winheld, an Honors journalism graduate of the School of Communications and Theater, also earned a master’s degree in urban studies from the College
of Liberal Arts. Additionally, he wrote a book in 2008 called Worth the Ride: My Journey with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
To learn about making a gift to DRS, click here.