Driscoll Children’s Hospital recently was awarded a $100,000 grant from a Dallas philanthropic organization to be applied toward its futuresbright fundraising campaign.
The money from The Meadows Foundation, a private institution established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to benefit the people of Texas, will go toward Driscoll’s largest expansion and renovation project in recent years.
“Driscoll Children’s Hospital is grateful for the generous $100,000 grant from The Meadows Foundation,” said Martha Avery, Vice President of Development, Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “This grant will help us save and serve more ill and injured children in South Texas. Driscoll Children’s Hospital is deeply honored to extend the legacy of The Meadows Foundation through our mission.”
Construction is currently underway on the North Pavilion, which will house a new Outpatient Surgery Center and a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
“The transformational building project will address several of the additional challenges Driscoll faces in improving children’s access to our world-class healthcare services,” said Avery.
The goal of the futuresbright campaign is to raise $16 million and Driscoll Children’s Hospital is encouraging South Texas residents to be generous as Driscoll meets a $1 million challenge from an Oklahoma foundation.
The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation in Tulsa, Okla., has agreed to give Driscoll $1 million if the hospital can raise $15 million by July 30. Currently, generous individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations have given and/or pledged $13.6 million, or 90% of the $15 million goal. “Our success is due, in part, to the leadership and support from our futuresbright Co-Chairs Mary D. Clark, Tom Dobson and Sam L. Susser,” said Avery.