We’re thrilled to share that on November 8, Dallas Business Journal recognized the leadership of the Southwestern Medical Foundation Board of Trustees as a non-profit board honoree for the 2017 Outstanding Directors Awards. Trustee and Audit Committee Chair, Jere Thompson, Jr., accepted the award on behalf of the Board at a dinner and reception at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas.

The Foundation also received special recognition for Outstanding Community Achievement from the Dallas Business Journal. We accept this award with deep pride, knowing that our 75+ year presence and impact in the community is possible because of the unwavering dedication and generous hearts of our trustees, donors, partners, and employees.

Kathleen Gibson, President and CEO of Southwestern Medical Foundation, was recently quoted in the Dallas Business Journal, saying, “I can tell you that it is a beautiful synergy of people who care. They give their time; they advocate; they’re engaged; they’re there for advice; and they raise funds.”

Jere, who has been a long-time Trustee, also remarked on the Foundation’s sound financial stewardship, “I’ve seen them pivot and make major adjustments when they felt we were over-diversified or when they felt our returns didn’t match up with comparable market returns. Their decisiveness and their judgement have really benefited the Foundation well and have helped it grow its overall asset base.”

“I can tell you that it is a beautiful synergy of people who care. They give their time; they advocate; they’re engaged; they’re there for advice; and they raise funds.”

Kathleen M. Gibson, Foundation President & CEO

We are deeply grateful for the wisdom and guidance provided by the business and civic leaders on our Board, and know that this tremendous honor brings momentum to our philanthropic mission to give the gift of better health to our community.

Read more about our impact in the Southwestern Medical Foundation 2016 Annual Review.

Southwestern Medical Foundation Board of Trustees' Leadership

Current Chair and Immediate Past Chair
Robert B. Rowling, Chair
William T. Solomon, Immediate Past Chair

Executive Committee
Robert B. Rowling, Chair
Jan Hart Black
Mary McDermott Cook
David R. Corrigan
Robert H. Dedman, Jr.
David C. Haley
James R. Huffines
Rex V. Jobe
Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.
Catherine M. Rose
Jere W. Thompson, Jr.

Committee Chairs
Jere W. Thompson, Jr., Audit Committee Chair
Nita P. Clark, Awards Committee Chair
Robert H. Dedman, Jr., Investment Committee Chair
Karen L. Shuford, Nominating Committee Chair
Rex V. Jobe, Personnel and Retirement Committee Chair
Jan Hart Black, Public Affairs Committee Chair
Linda Harbin Robuck, Scholarship Committee Chair

Board Member, President & CEO
Kathleen M. Gibson