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Advice Opens Doors for
New Health Center
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Curtis Jewell, L’06 was more familiar with Black’s Law
Dictionary than Gray’s Anatomy. Yet he played a vital role in
the construction of the Sayre Health Center, which opens this
fall in West Philadelphia.
As a student in the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, Jewell
helped guide the board of Sayre Health through a labyrinth of
legal hoops on its way to achieving nonprofit status and qualifying
for federal grants.
Former Penn Law clinical professor Dina Schlossberg
drafted the articles of incorporation and wrote the center’s
bylaws. With her guidance, Jewell expedited the 501(c) (3)
application process. “You really have to crystallize what the
organization’s about so you can present a clear picture to the
IRS,” said Jewell, who is now an attorney with Hogan &
Hartson LLP, in Baltimore.