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TWU receives $50,000 for new Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center


January 6, 2010 - DALLAS — A $50,000 grant from the Unrestricted Fund of The Dallas Foundation is helping Texas Woman’s University come closer to its fundraising goal for the new TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.

TWU has raised more than $53 million to date toward a $55.5 million fundraising goal for the new Dallas building, which is scheduled to open in 2011.

Construction currently is under way on the new TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, located at 5500 Southwestern Medical Drive. The 190,000-square-foot, eight-story facility combines TWU’s Parkland and Presbyterian sites into a campus-in-one building at the Parkland location. The building will include the renowned TWU Stroke Center, a mock ICU, nursing simulation labs and physical and occupational therapy labs. The facility is being built for possible LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

The TWU Board of Regents also recently approved plans to build a 600-space parking garage in 2011. The new garage will be built where the current Parkland education building sits and will include two-stories for future parking or classroom expansion.

The institute bears the name of Texas oilman and entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, whose $5 million gift to the building campaign represents the largest single contribution in TWU history from an individual.

For more information on TWU’s new T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, visit

Established in 1929, The Dallas Foundation is Texas’ oldest community foundation. The Dallas Foundation serves as a resource, leader and catalyst for philanthropy by providing donors with a flexible means of making gifts to charitable causes that enhance the community and beyond. For more information about The Dallas Foundation, please visit

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