Peter Eizen ’00 Memorial Endowment Fund
The Peter Eizen ’00 Memorial Fund was created to honor Peter Eizen’s commitment to Jewish life and his passion for the AEPi fraternity.
Established as a part of the Drexel Hillel Endowment, the Peter Eizen ’00 Memorial Fund seeks to raise $360,000 to promote Jewish activities between Drexel Hillel and AEPi, support an annual Peter Eizen Memorial Shabbat Dinner at Hillel, and to more broadly grow and strengthen the Drexel Jewish community.
Through Drexel Hillel and AEPi’s collaboration, we hope to bring Peter’s spirit to life by nourishing and empowering AEPi and Jewish students here at Drexel. In doing so, we will secure a path for them to deepen their connection to Judaism, continue on their Jewish journeys, and flourish as leaders and members of their communities.
Peter Jonathan Eizen led a full and happy life. He was an excellent student and avid Philadelphia sports fan. He played and coached baseball, including his son Jared’s team which won the league championship. He was a lifelong Philadelphian and was deeply involved in his children’s educational and sports activities. From baseball to hockey to musical theater performances and everything in between, he was always there, proudly cheering on and encouraging his children. Peter loved traveling with his wife and children and spending time at the Jersey Shore with his parents and brother. He had a successful career in real estate, working alongside his father in the family business.
Peter was a man who showed resilience and strength of character in every of aspect of his life, especially in his long and courageous battle against cancer. He was loved for his wonderfully dry humor, fierce devotion to his family, and loyalty and support to his friends. His memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of his family and all who knew him. Peter is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Jared and Ariana; parents, Lisa and Steven Eizen; brother, Douglas Eizen; and dozens of loving family members and countless friends.