Gen. Robert Herres,
The USAA Foundation, A Charitable Trust, has provided financial support to the Health Science Center to promote cancer research programs, endowed scholarships, research start-up funds, endowed chairs, and the Center for Research on the Molecular Basis of Human Disease.
John P. Howe, III, M.D., Health Science Center president, said the longstanding partnership between USAA and the Health Science Center has made a difference in the lives of South Texans.
"This recent gift reflects the unwavering commitment we both share to improving the health and well-being of all Texans, especially those residing in the South Texas/Border Region," Dr. Howe said.
The USAA Foundation, A Charitable Trust, is the charitable arm of the United Services Automobile Association (USAA). The foundation's priorities are in giving to medical research, education, health and human services, culture and the arts, and civic and economic development.
The USAA Foundation's support of the Health Science Center is part of its commitment to medical research and to the effective health care of all segments of the community. The research and results that stem from the innovation and expertise at work at the Health Science Center significantly enhance the health of South Texans, young and old alike.
USAA began nearly 80 years ago when a small group of military officers pledged to ensure each other's financial security through a mutual insurance agreement. This shared agreement to one another engendered a broader spirit of service that seeks to improve the overall quality of life in the communities where USAA's employees live and work. Thanks to the USAA Foundation, A Charitable Trust, this spirit of service lives on through generous gifts, such as the ones given to the Health Science Center.