UT Health SA Newsroom: UTHSC, community celebrate Greehey gift
Published On: April 17, 2007
Shared by Will Sansom
San Antonio (April 17, 2007) – A chain of people – including an adolescent cancer survivor, a medical student, a research fellow, and a physician and scientist – symbolized the impact of The Greehey Family Foundation’s $25 million gift to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio during today’s ceremony honoring Bill Greehey and his family.
In recognition of the contribution, Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., officially changed the names of the North Campus and the Children’s Cancer Research Institute to the Greehey Academic and Research Campus and the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, respectively.
To make it official, Dr. Cigarroa and Mr. Greehey rode a lift to the top of the research institute and pulled a rope revealing the new name, while confetti showered the crowd, balloons were released and music played.
The $25 million donation is the single largest private gift ever received by the Health Science Center and is one of the single largest cash contributions in the history of The University of Texas System and the city of San Antonio.
The gift will enable construction, survivorship, educational and research programs that will benefit children with cancer and chronic diseases, as well as their families, health professions students and fellows,