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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have inspired the progress of medicine through generous lifetime and estate gifts to Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern.

  • Laura and Tom Graves
    Laura and Tom Graves
    When diagnosed with prostate cancer, Tom Graves experienced firsthand the life-saving quality of health care at UT Southwestern...
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  • Pat Patterson
    Pat Patterson
    Dr. Cecil O. and Berta Patterson stood for the tradition of giving and caring for others. Their daughter, Patricia "Pat" Patterson...
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  • Bill Huber
    Bill Huber
    When Bill Huber passed away at the age of 94, his estate included a gift from his IRA to Southwestern Medical Foundation to...
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  • David Pillow
    David Pillow
    Reflecting on the Pillow Family Medical Student Scholarship Fund, Dr. David J. Pillow, Jr. said, "Helping medical students is...
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  • Ken and Lynn Keefe
    Ken and Lynn Keefe
    Motivated by a life-saving experience at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Lynn Keefe and her husband Ken have decided to leave a...
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  • Jerry Cunningham
    Jerry Cunningham
    Jerry Cunningham was inspired to make a $100,000 gift to Southwestern Medical Foundation by the quality of care his late wife...
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  • Patricia and Alford Box
    Patricia and Alford Box
    As a nurse, Patricia Alford Box knew the value of quality medical care and dedicated her life to helping others. Her desire to create...
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  • Rosalee and James McConnell
    Rosalee and James McConnell
    Rosalee and James McConnell, the parents of a highly respected former UT Southwestern faculty member, bequeathed $150,000 to ...
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  • Mildred Wyatt-Wold
    Mildred Wyatt-Wold
    As they grew older, Mildred Wyatt-Wold and her husband, Ivor P. Wold, began to recognize a need for better and more compassionate...
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  • Dr. Robert Beavers
    Dr. Robert Beavers
    One of the country's foremost authorities on family dynamics and a leading proponent of family-based therapy, Dr. W...
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  • Celia and Adi Gazdar
    Celia and Adi Gazdar
    Dr. and Mrs. Adi Gazdar recently gave $200,000 to Southwestern Medical Foundation to establish a charitable gift annuity endowing...
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  • Shirly and Bill McIntyre
    Shirly and Bill McIntyre
    Longtime Dallas community leaders Shirley and Bill McIntyre have given $1 million to Southwestern Medical Foundation in support of...
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  • Frank Ribelin
    Frank Ribelin
    Dallas donor Frank Ribelin left more than $9 million to Southwestern Medical Foundation to support research and clinical care...
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  • Shirley Pollock
    Shirley Pollock
    A longtime friend of UT Southwestern, Shirley Pollock bequeathed $1 million to Southwestern Medical Foundation to further...
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  • Josephine and F.B. Pete Goldman
    Josephine and F.B. Pete Goldman
    003 recipient of the Charles Cameron Sprague Community Service Award, F.B. Pete Goldman, along with his wife of 64 years, Josephine...
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  • Jimmie LaFollette
    Jimmie LaFollette
    A $1.6 million bequest to Southwestern Medical Foundation from a Dallas secretary whose longtime friends describe as "humble...
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  • Dorothy and Roger Hirl
    Dorothy and Roger Hirl
    Determined to help scientists find a cure for an eye disease that has touched their family, Dorothy and Roger Hirl have given...n
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  • David Pillow and Family
    David Pillow and Family
    A Texas family of physicians with long-standing ties to medical education has established a student scholarship at UT...
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  • Johann Deisenhofer
    Johann Deisenhofer
    When Nobel laureate Dr. Johann Deisenhofer began considering making a gift to benefit the Medical Center that has become his...
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  • Selma and Benjamin Parrill
    Selma and Benjamin Parrill
    Dallas civic leaders Benjamin and Selma Parrill died in 2007, just 13 days apart. But before their passing they bequeathed $625,000...
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  • Mendelson-Young Endowment for Cancer Theraputics
    Mendelson-Young Endowment for Cancer Theraputics
    While he was battling pancreatic cancer, Dr. Roger Mendelson and his wife Shirley established the Mendelson-Young Endowment...
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