Longtime Dallas community leaders Shirley and Bill McIntyre have given $1 million to Southwestern Medical Foundation in support of neuroscience research and clinical care at UT Southwestern, as an expression of their gratitude for the care they’ve received at the Medical Center and their confidence in the quality of its physicians and scientists.

“We have great respect and admiration for the wonderful work being done at UT Southwestern and feel very fortunate to have such a fine institution in our community,” said Mrs. McIntyre. “Our personal experiences at the Medical Center have been top-notch in terms of the quality of care we’ve received, and we are very excited by the level of research being explored.  We are honored to support UT Southwestern and encourage others to do the same.”

Mr. McIntyre has been involved in property/casualty insurance since 1962.  He is chairman and chief executive officer of American Contractors Insurance Group (ACIG).  Mr. McIntyre also is chairman of the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), a leading publisher of technical insurance and risk management information for buyers and sellers of commercial insurance. He has been active in numerous professional and civic organizations.

In addition to the funds donated by the couple, Mr. McIntyre serves as a pro-bono risk management consultant for Southwestern Medical Foundation.

Mrs. McIntyre serves on the boards of UT Southwestern’s Center for Human Nutrition; the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; the Dallas Arboretum; Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park; and Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. She is the co-founder and past co-chairman of a Night of Light, a benefit for the Center for Nonprofit Management and has served in leadership roles of numerous organizations including the Family Place, the Dallas County Heritage Society, Easter Seals and The Crystal Charity Ball.