In 2014, Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich endowed two professorships at UT Southwestern Medical Center in honor of physicians Dr. John Warner and Dr. Mack Mitchell. The longtime Dallas philanthropists generously made gifts totaling $200,000 to the medical center, through Southwestern Medical Foundation.
The Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich, Susan and Theodore Strauss Professorship in Cardiology honors Dr. Warner, Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs at UT Southwestern, and Professor of Cardiology.
The Nancy S. and Jeremy L. Halbreich Professorship in Gastroenterology honors Dr. Mitchell, Professor of Internal Medicine and Vice Chairman, Clinical Operations, Department of Internal Medicine.
“We have a longstanding relationship with UT Southwestern, and we continue to be very supportive, very excited, and very appreciative of the progress they are making in expanding the medical center, in terms of clinical care, education, and research,” Mr. Halbreich said. “We have strong relationships with both doctors. We knew Mack Mitchell when he was at Johns Hopkins and had the opportunity to help convince him to come to Dallas. And we are grateful to John Warner and the medical help he has given Nancy’s dad.”
“Dr. Warner has taken such good care of my dad. And Dr. Mitchell has helped change the quality of my life. Not only are they both brilliant clinicians, but also are such great individuals. They are everything you search for in a physician, but don’t always find. They are great doctors and great for the city of Dallas."
Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern, said, “The Halbreichs have been staunch supporters of UT Southwestern, its doctors and its research, for many years. We are extremely appreciative of their continued and heartfelt support for two of our esteemed faculty, as well as for our three-tier approach to providing the best in education, clinical care, and research.”
Mrs. Halbreich said Dr. Warner has become a “personal friend to my dad and entire family, and the same with Dr. Mitchell."
“Dr. Warner has taken such good care of my dad,” she said. “And Dr. Mitchell has helped change the quality of my life. Not only are they both brilliant clinicians, but also are such great individuals. They are everything you search for in a physician, but don’t always find. They are great doctors and great for the city of Dallas."
“The Halbreichs contribute so much in time, ideas, and financial means that enable important and vibrant work in our community to continue. Their tremendous engagement and support for the work of the foundation and medical center has been inspiring at every turn.”
Kathleen M. Gibson, President and CEO, Southwestern Medical Foundation
“Doctors at UT Southwestern took wonderful care of my mother when she was sick,” said Mrs. Halbreich, who is an active member of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Medical Foundation. “I saw how much they cared. UT Southwestern and its doctors are so important to the city of Dallas. I am proud to be part of Southwestern Medical Foundation and a part of helping celebrate its 75th anniversary, and to recognize where we have come from – from a small hospital to one of the greatest medical schools and medical centers in the country.”
Kathleen M. Gibson, President and CEO of Southwestern Medical Foundation, said: “It has been a great joy to know and work with Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich during this important year for the foundation. The Halbreichs contribute so much in time, ideas, and financial means that enable important and vibrant work in our community to continue. Their tremendous engagement and support for the work of the foundation and medical center has been inspiring at every turn.”
Mr. Halbreich is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of AIM Media Texas LLC. He was Chairman and CEO of Sun-Times Media LLC; Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of American Consolidated Media, Dallas; and President and General Manager of The Dallas Morning News, where he spent 24 years. He serves and has served in leadership positions on numerous business and nonprofit boards including Texas Community Newspapers, American Community Newspapers, Victoria Enterprises, The Audit Bureau of Circulations, the Dallas Museum of Art, United Way, YMCA, Goodwill Industries, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas Opera, Dallas Arboretum and more. Mr. Halbreich is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
In addition to serving Southwestern Medical Foundation, Mrs. Halbreich also has been a member of the Parkland Foundation since 2004 and currently co-chairs the capital campaign supporting construction of the new Parkland Hospital. She is a dedicated community volunteer, serving on the board of trustees of the Hamon Charitable Foundation and on several boards at Southern Methodist University. She also is on the boards of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and Charter 100, and has been involved in such organizations as the Cattle Baron’s Ball, the Crystal Charity Ball, The Dallas Women’s Club, Junior League of Dallas, The Hockaday School, Leadership Dallas, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Dallas Historical Society, Dallas Museum of Art, and more.
The couple established the Theodore H. Strauss Professorship in Neuro-Oncology in 2006 in honor of Mrs. Halbreich’s father, Ted Strauss, business and civic leader. They also established UT Southwestern’s Annette G. Strauss Center in Neuro-Oncology in 2000, in honor of Mrs. Halbreich’s late mother, the first elected female mayor of Dallas.
Dr. Warner said, “It is a privilege and a joy to have been both clinician and friend to the Strauss and Halbreich families over the years, and I am humbled by their endowment of a cardiology professorship in my name and in honor of Susan and Theodore Strauss. I am deeply grateful for the Halbreichs’ support of the important work being done at UT Southwestern, and I know that their gift will touch lives and benefit people in our community and beyond.”
Dr. Mitchell also expressed his appreciation: “Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich have been visionary supporters of UT Southwestern Medical Center,” he said. “Fortunately for the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Nancy and Jeremy understand the importance of the three-part mission of UT Southwestern to provide excellence in patient care, education, and research. Their decision to support an endowed professorship helps to assure continued faculty excellence. Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich are true advocates for our clinical mission to provide leading quality care. They support our work by being strong advocates for our providing excellent care here in Dallas as well as through their financial generosity. I deeply appreciate that they honored me with the naming of this professorship.”
This story originally appeared in Center Times, a publication by UT Southwestern Medical Center.