FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine Receives $1 Million Gift

Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received a $1 million gift from Norton and Anita Waltuch to provide support for medical student scholarships.

To honor the Waltuchs for their generosity, the main lobby within the Schmidt College of Medicine’s main building on the Boca Raton campus will be named the “Anita and Norton Waltuch Lobby.”

“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the magnitude and generosity of this gift from the Waltuch family,” said Sarah Wood, M.D., interim dean of the Schmidt College of Medicine. “This donation will have tremendous impact on our mission of training future generations of humanistic clinicians and scientists and will support our medical students and our entire College of Medicine community.”

The Waltuchs are longtime Boca Raton residents that have supported numerous healthcare causes over the years.

“Anita and I are thankful for living in a community such as Boca Raton with access to great medical services,” said Norton Waltuch. “We are proud to support Palm Beach County’s only medical school.”

Since the 1970s, Waltuch has been a member of all commodities futures exchanges, including Chicago Board of Trade and CME Group.  He also served as vice president and chief metals trader for Conticommidty Services, Inc. and is a former floor broker at Comex. The Waltuchs champion numerous charities locally.