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and John Justin Foundation contributes $750,000 to Texas Woman’s
The Jane and John Justin Foundation has awarded $750,000 to
Texas Woman’s University for its new T. Boone Pickens
Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.
The new Institute
of Health Sciences-Dallas Center combines TWU’s Parkland
and Presbyterian sites into a dynamic campus-in-one building
at the Parkland location. Groundbreaking for the 190,000-square-foot
facility is scheduled for 2009, with a planned opening of
the building in 2011.
generous philanthropic efforts, particularly in the medical
field, are well-respected throughout the Metroplex,”
TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart said. “TWU
is deeply appreciative of this generous gift from their foundation,
which is a valuable investment in our students and their role
as future healthcare providers for the state.”
The new institute
will allow TWU — already the state’s leading provider
of new nurses and other healthcare professionals — to
incorporate industry-standard technology into classrooms and
laboratories that will enhance career preparation for students.
Bringing together TWU’s College of Nursing, the nationally
recognized TWU Stroke Center and the university’s nationally
ranked programs in occupational and physical therapy will
facilitate the new model of educating together the disciplines
needed for a team approach to patient care.
John always had the greatest admiration and respect for those
dedicated professionals in the medical field, especially nurses
and physical therapists,” said J. T. Dickenson, president
of the Jane and John Justin Foundation. “I know they
would be thrilled to see how the expansion of TWU in Dallas
will increase enrollment and produce more qualified healthcare
is leading the $55.5 million campaign for the project, of
which more than $44.3 million has been raised to date.
Major donors to
the Dallas building campaign include: the T. Boone Pickens
Foundation; the Meadows Foundation; the Simmons Family Foundation;
the Jane and John Justin Foundation; the Hoblitzelle Foundation;
the Sid W. Richardson Foundation; the Hillcrest Foundation;
the Texas Woman’s University Foundation; the Amon G.
Carter Foundation; the Tom A. Harris Fund, the Roberta Coke
Camp Fund and the Basil Georges Fund of Communities Foundation
of Texas; the Pollock Foundation; the Robert Tucker Hays Foundation;
Mr. and Mrs. Jere W. Thompson; Mrs. Orien Woolf; Ann Stuart,
Chancellor and President of TWU; the Abe Zale Foundation;
and the James M. Collins Foundation.
For more information
on TWU’s new T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas
Center, visit www.twu.edu/dallascampus.
businessman and Western-boot legend, the late John Justin
Jr. was the president and chief executive officer of Justin
Industries Inc., a Fort Worth mayor and longtime chairman
of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show. The late
Jane Justin was an advocate for children with special needs
and was instrumental in the formation of the Child Study Center
in Fort Worth. She also authored two books — “Mother
Jane’s Prescriptions for Hunger” and “Collecting
With a Purpose.”
Jane and John Justin
Jr. established their foundation in 1992 to continue their
legacy of community involvement and financial support.
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