A supplement to the Mission magazine highlighting advancements at the The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the heroes who help make them happen.
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Every donor makes a difference. The following are just a few of the many gifts that enable the university to make lives better in San Antonio, South Texas and the world.
Paul M. Green
Wellness Center welcome

(Left to right) Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., executive director of the CTRC, and Mary Jackson, director of CTRC Patient and Family Services, proudly stand with Sandi and Bob Kolitz in front of the CTRC Wellness Center. The Center was funded in 2000 by the Kolitz family – Sandi, Bob, Karee and Aaron. A handsome new sign (pictured) was permanently installed this spring to welcome patients to the Wellness Center.

A gift of $202,500 from the Baptist Health Foundation has increased the number of scholarships the foundation provides to outstanding students in undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Medicine, Dental School, School of Nursing and School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Through estate planning, John Eiler of Harwood,Texas, has provided for an eventual gift of approximately $1 million. The gift will establish a trust to advance the research mission of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the Health Science Center. “My parents always taught me the importance of giving back. I can remember that as a child, I would collect my nickels and dimes and take them to school to donate to those in need. It’s important for me to continue a tradition that can make a positive difference in other people’s lives,” Eiler said.

A $75,000 gift from Dottie and Jimmy C. Adair will support the work of Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., in the Department of Urology, and his research and surgical team. Dr. Thompson is executive director of the CTRC. He is a researcher on three major National Cancer Institute grants, and is a nationally recognized expert in the prevention, early detection and treatment of prostate, kidney and bladder cancers.

A $50,000 gift from Louise and Michael Beldon will support the CTRC Faculty Recruitment and Retention Fund. The Fund is critical in the CTRC’s recruitment and retention of exceptional faculty members who ensure the highest quality of patient care and cutting-edge research.

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