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We Inspire

in Medicine

Our mission began in 1939 to inspire a community to support and build the medical center we lacked in the Southwestern U.S.

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We Connect

Community to Impact

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Peter and the late Edith O’Donnell Community Leaders and Founders of O’Donnell Foundation

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William T. Dauer, MD Director, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute

The O'Donnell Foundation has supported some of the most important research undertaken at UT Southwestern, and in 2015 they made a $36 million gift that launched the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. Their bold vision ushered in a new wave of philanthropic support and continues to attract top talent from across the nation and globe to UT Southwestern.

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We Fund

Medical Innovation

Sustainable funding provides the means for progress and has helped to position UT Southwestern Medical Center as a leader in understanding and solving some of the greatest health challenges of our time.

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Your support funds globally-respected research, leading the way in advancing health care treatment options and tomorrow’s cures.

Funding Research
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Faculty and Students

Your support lifts up many outstanding faculty and students, sustaining the highest standards of excellence for medical innovation and education.

Funding Faculty and Students
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Care & Prevention

Your support helps medical leaders answer the question, “What is best for the patient?”

With rapidly growing and changing health care needs, the answer to this question rarely stays the same — but you can help assure that compassionate care and quality research remain at the center of every patient program we fund.

Funding Care & Prevention

Help Create a Legacy of

Better Health

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Join us in inspiring and supporting the greatest needs of our community. Southwestern Medical Foundation's mission has never been more relevant than it is today.

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