Donor Stories 

Behind every gift to UT Southwestern Medical Center is a story. These stories inspire us to search for new lifesaving treatments, deliver personalized care to our patients, and provide superb training to the researchers, physicians, and health care providers who are the future of medicine. Watch a short video then read more about the generous supporters who make our work possible.

Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation Gift Supports Young Adult Depression Study

Jordan Elizabeth Harris
Jordan Elizabeth Harris

Following their second annual luncheon, Bring the Conversation to Light,the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation donated $50,000.00 to support UT Southwestern’s Depression Early Recognition and Prevention study under the direction of Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Chief of the Division of Mood Disorders, and Director of the Comprehensive Center for Depression.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund targets promising tau research at UTSW

Compelled by the potential of Dr. Marc Diamond’s investigations on tau-protein aggregation in the brain, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund recently made its first donation to UT Southwestern in the amount of $150,000.

Dr. Marc Diamond
Dr. Marc Diamond

1 Million 4 Anna Foundation Provides its Largest Grant to Ewing's Sarcoma Research Project

Anna Foundation Grant

The 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation has awarded its largest grant thus far to UT Southwestern Medical Center’s research project targeting Ewing's sarcoma, a malignant bone cancer that affects primarily adolescents and young adults.

Denke Clinical Nutrition Professorship honors accomplished faculty member

A $100,000 gift from an anonymous donor has established the Margo A. Denke, M.D. Professorship in Clinical Nutrition Research in honor of Dr.  Denke’s many accomplishments as a noted researcher in endocrinology, attentive clinician, and tenured UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty member.

Crowley Foundation Supports Multidisciplinary Research 

The David M. Crowley Foundation's most recent commitments support research studies and technological advancements in cancer therapy, plastic surgery, physical therapy, and brain research.

Sons of the Flag Support Boosts Research Fellowships in Burns and Burn Care

Group photo

Sons of the Flag, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization supporting burn survivors, has pledged $100,000 in funding for research fellowships in the Department of Surgery’s Division of Burns, Trauma, and Critical Care. 

Support to Aid Landmark Depression Study Aimed at Developing Prevention Strategies

Dr. Madhukar H. Trivedi
Dr. Madhukar H. Trivedi

The W. W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) has made a $5 million gift to UT Southwestern Medical Center to support the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care in the Department of Psychiatry.

Alum’s Legacy Creates Mendelson-Young Endowment for Cancer Therapeutics

Dr. Roger Mendelson and his wife, Shirley
Dr. Roger Mendelson and
his wife, Shirley

While battling pancreatic cancer, Dr. Roger Mendelson, a graduate of UT Southwestern Medical School, along with his wife, Shirley, was moved to create a charitable legacy at UT Southwestern Medical Center to support cancer research.

Hillcrest Foundation Gift Supports UT Southwestern’s Leadership in Epilepsy and Traumatic Brain Injury Research and Care

Dr. Joseph Maldjian
Dr. Joseph Maldjian

A generous gift from the Hillcrest Foundation will help further UT Southwestern Medical Center’s efforts to transform the ways in which brain disorders and traumatic brain injury are researched, diagnosed, and treated. 

Sibling’s Exceptional Patient Experience Inspires Gift Honoring Faculty

Dr. John Warner
Dr. John Warner

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital holds a special place in Barbara Lemmon’s heart. It was there that her beloved sister received exceptional care overseen by Dr. John Warner, CEO for UT Southwestern University Hospitals.

Dallas Philanthropists’ Gift Supports Biomedical Researcher’s Cancer Work

Harold and Diane Brierley
Harold and Diane Brierley

Dallas entrepreneur Harold M. Brierley and his wife Diane have made an additional commitment of $400,000 to support research efforts lead by Dr. Michael Roth, Professor and Vice Chairman of Biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center.