Dallas donor Frank Ribelin left more than $9 million to Southwestern Medical Foundation to support research and clinical care programs at UT Southwestern in the form of a life insurance policy.
Prior to his death, Mr. Ribelin shared his intentions and said, "I've lived in Dallas all my life, and I've always had great respect for UT Southwestern and its fine faculty. I have long planned to include the medical school in my estate, and I decided that making a gift of life insurance would be a way to make a leveraged impact and therefore allow me to give more than I otherwise would have been able."
Mr. Ribelin was an investor and art collector. Since 1996, he had been a member of UT Southwestern's President's Research Council, which is made up of community leaders interested in learning about medical research and UT Southwestern and supporting its advancement.