Planned giving is an opportunity to make the change you wish to see in the world. For many decades, these lasting gifts have made a tremendous impact on our community and made medical progress possible. The Heritage Society was established in 1995 by Southwestern Medical Foundation to recognize those who make planned gifts to benefit UT Southwestern Medical Center.

It is with deep gratitude for the investments over the past 25 years, we celebrate the phenomenal commitment to our community that our Heritage Society members exhibit. It is with these gifts that we meet the challenges of today and will be prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

If you would like to learn more about legacy planning, please contact Randal Daugherty, Director of Planned Giving at UT Southwestern, at (214) 648-3069 or

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We are inspired by our Heritage Society members’ stories of generosity. Learn more about how these leaders are making a lasting impact on our community by reading a few of their stories below:

Halbreichs Create Legacy Gift in Support of Peter O’Donnell Brain Institute Campaign for the Brain

Community leaders Jeremy and Nancy Halbreich joined The Heritage Society in 2019 with a legacy gift to invest in further discovery and treatment of glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer.

Investing in Tomorrow Together

Dr. and Mrs. Stone joined the Heritage Society by establishing a charitable bequest that will contribute to the Marvin and Kathleen Stone Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to UT Southwestern students.

Fischer-Lindahl Establishes Gift for Women in Science and Joins The Heritage Society

Through Dr. Fishcher-Lindahl’s generous charitable gift annuity, the Office of Women’s Careers at UT Southwestern will provide support to female faculty members.

Remembering William Robert Beavers, M.D.

Dr. Beavers left a lasting impact on the medical progress of our community through his generous contributions and commitment to the well-being of families everywhere.

Marsha and Michael Baylor on Surviving Cancer and Investing in the Future

Longtime friends of Southwestern Medical Foundation, the Baylors’ story is one of altruism, gratitude, and generosity.

Dr. and Mrs. William W. Turner Jr. Establish Fund for Scholarships

 Dr. and Mrs. Turner believe deeply in supporting future generations in their pursuit of leading medical education.

Andrew Suttle’s Vision of Innovation

Dr. Suttle’s generous endowment empowers and inspires the next generation of scientists, paving the way for new research that could improve the lives of many.

Kathryn Amsler Priddy Estate Supports Scholarships, Cancer Research

We are so grateful for the Priddy family’s legacy of generosity, which supported scholarships through the Foundation and cancer research at UT Southwestern.

Vanatta Scholarship for African American Medical Students

The generosity of the Vanatta family demonstrates their faithful commitment to education and diversity.

Bill Solomon: A Legacy of Leadership

Bill and Gay Solomon, past recipients of The Sprague Award, our highest community honor, continue to demonstrate a phenomenal commitment to advancing health care through contributions of their time, leadership, and resources.

Mosle Family Furthers Mission of O’Donnell Brain Institute

Paula Mosle, a longtime supporter of Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center, stepped forward to champion the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute through a generous $1 million charitable gift annuity.

Ensuring a Legacy

In gratitude for the care Tom Graves received at UT Southwestern, he and his wife have named Southwestern Medical Foundation as the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Neuroscience Research Receives Gift from Shirley and Bill McIntyre

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.

Nobel Laureate Sets Up Charitable Gift Annuity

Dr. Deisenhofer wanted a planned gift that could do two things: benefit the recipient while also benefiting the benefactor.

Read more of our 2020 Planning Matters Fall series:

Welcoming Dr. Dauer, Inaugural Director of O’Donnell Brain Institute

CARES Act: What it Means for Your Year-End Giving

Halbreichs Create Legacy Gift in Support of Peter O’Donnell Brain Institute Campaign for the Brain

Moroney, Smith, and Bass Family Gift Furthers Brain Discovery