St. Paul Medical Foundation
St. Paul Medical Foundation is dedicated to advancing, through philanthropy, excellent and innovative patient care at St. Paul University Hospital, and promoting the role of faith and religion in medicine.
For more than a decade, the Foundation has been providing financial support and generating awareness on behalf of St. Paul's Heart, Lung and Vascular Programs, which are internationally recognized for unsurpassed patient outcomes. In 2012 the Foundation’s Board of Directors voted to broaden its focus on vascular programs to encompass UT Southwestern’s Cerebrovascular Program, which recently was awarded a coveted distinction: Primary Stroke Center certification for UT Southwestern University Hospital.
The Foundation’s signature event, Legends, is for many in North Texas a can’t-miss evening of outstanding entertainment. Previous Legends galas have featured such notable headliners as Bill Cosby, the Supremes, Jay Leno, Frankie Valli, Clint Black, Burt Bacharach, and the band Chicago.
Save the Date: Legends 2013
Legends 2013 will feature Three Dog Night, a band that became wildly popular in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and that gained more die-hard fans with each new generation. Who doesn’t know and love “Joy to the World,” “Celebrate,” “Shambala,” “Black and White,” “Eli’s Coming,” “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “An Old Fashioned Love Song,” and on and on.
You can hear bits of these favorites, sung in concert, and “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog,” sung in great fun, when you view the video below. Not only will it make your day, but you won’t be able to reserve your spot at the concert fast enough. Partygoers will have the time of their lives when they celebrate and dance to the live music from the truly legendary Three Dog Night.
The Foundation also hosts an annual golf tournament, the St. Paul Transplant Tee. Begun in 1993 by Brian Baldwin, M.D., as a golf outing for transplant patients and their physicians, the Transplant Tee has since grown into a much-anticipated event that raises funds for needed programs and initiatives on behalf of heart and lung patients. Foundation director Lawrence Piccagli served as chairman of the 2013 tournament, which was held on April 15 at Northwood Club in Dallas. Committee members included: Mason Brown, Lou Ann Corboy, Tom Donovan, Mike Ernst, John Grimes, Elly Holder, Peggy and Dan Meyer, M.D., Vin Perella, James Preddy, and Michael F. Terry.
Since 1999 the St. Paul Foundation has raised more than $15 million in support of heart, lung and vascular medicine at St. Paul University Hospital through special events, foundation and corporate grants, individual contributions, the Friends of the Heart, Lung and Vascular Programs at UT Southwestern. These grants have helped fund capital improvements, purchase top-of-the-line equipment, establish a distinguished chair in cardiothoracic surgery, underwrite additional research, and provide direct support for heart and lung patients in need.
The Foundation’s annual magazine and Legends videos have also raised awareness in the Dallas area of the Heart, Lung, Vascular and Cerebrovascular Programs at St. Paul University Hospital, and their outstanding record of patient results.