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We Wouldn't Be the People We Are … Without Our Relationship with Creighton

Temperos Establish Estate Provision for the School of Dentistry

Photo of Drs. Richard Tempero and Margaret Mack TemperoDrs. Richard and Margaret Mack Tempero say they will always be grateful for the experiences Creighton University provided them.

“We wouldn’t be the people or the caretakers we are ... without our relationship with Creighton,” says Richard.

The Temperos have established a $100,000 provision in their estate for the School of Dentistry and contribute annually to the Creighton Society. The Temperos are loyal supporters of the University, and their philanthropy supports Creighton’s areas of greatest need—such as student scholarships.

A first-generation college graduate in his family, Richard earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of San Francisco, which, like Creighton, is a Jesuit institution. At the encouragement of a Jesuit faculty member there, Richard says he pursued dental school at Creighton University.

Following graduation from Creighton’s dental school, Richard earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and owned and operated a chain of oral maxillofacial practices in Omaha. He retired from his practice in 1995 and then taught for 11 years at the Creighton School of Dentistry.

“I had a good relationship with my students,” says Richard. “It was always a goal of mine to support the dental profession.”

Margaret earned her undergraduate degree in medical technology from Creighton University in 1970 and also continued on at UNMC to earn her medical degree. She is now chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Center at the University of San Francisco (USF) and a world-renowned oncologist.

Before moving to California in the early 2000s to take the position at USF, Margaret was a professor and administrator at UNMC for 17 years—where she served for a time as deputy director and interim director of UNMC’s Eppley Cancer Center. She also worked at the Omaha Veterans Administration Medical Center in oncology and hematology.

In 2007 Richard moved from Omaha to join Margaret in San Francisco, where they still reside.




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