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Meadows Foundation contributes $1 million to Texas Woman’s
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Cut line: from left: TWU Dallas Building Campaign Co-chair
Sheila Marlow, Meadows Foundation President and CEO Linda
Perryman Evans and TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart.
The Meadows Foundation
contributes $1 million to Texas Woman’s University
The Meadows Foundation has awarded $1 million to Texas Woman’s
University for its new T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health
Foundation is among the most recognized private foundations
in the country,” TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart said.
“TWU is grateful for the Meadows Foundation’s
support of our Dallas project. This is a significant donation,
and one we are very proud of receiving.”
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 in
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.
Foundation is pleased to support TWU in its efforts to build
a new state-of-the-art campus in Dallas,” said Meadows
Foundation President and CEO Linda Perryman Evans. “This
new teaching facility will enable the university to increase
its number of graduates and meet the state’s demand
for highly skilled nurses and other healthcare professionals.”
is leading the $55.5 million campaign for the project, of
which more than $44.5 million has been raised to date.
Major donors to
the Dallas building campaign include: the T. Boone Pickens
Foundation; the Meadows Foundation; the Jane and John Justin
Foundation; the Simmons Family Foundation; the Hoblitzelle
Foundation; the Sid W. Richardson Foundation; the Hillcrest
Foundation; the Texas Woman’s University Foundation;
the George and Fay Young 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.
Established by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows in 1948, the
Meadows Foundation’s mission is to assist the people
and institutions of Texas to improve the quality and circumstances
of life for themselves and future generations.
Since its inception,
the Meadows Foundation has disbursed more than $600 million
in grants and direct charitable expenditures to more than
2,900 Texas institutions and agencies. Foundation grants support
work in the fields of arts and culture, civic and public affairs,
health, education and human services.
For more information
on the Meadows Foundation, visit www.mfi.org.
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