Real estate giant Trammell Crow Residential has given $100,000 to honor the memory of its iconic Dallas founder and to foster Alzheimer’s disease research and geriatric medicine at UT Southwestern.

The gift will support the Margaret and Trammell Crow Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s and Geriatric Research, which was established by the Crows in 2002 and is held by Dr. Craig Rubin, chief of geriatrics.

Mr. Crow, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease before his death in 2009, founded Trammell Crow Residential in 1977. The partners of the real estate firm made the donation to honor his legacy and the Crow family’s efforts to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Mr. Crow, one of Dallas’ most distinguished business leaders, established the Dallas Market Center in the early 1950s with partner John Stemmons and developed numerous mixed-use real estate projects in Texas and throughout the country. He was honored with dozens of awards, including the Business Statesman Award from Harvard University Business School, the Horatio Alger Award and the Distinguished Developer Award from the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Crow, a Dallas Business Hall of Fame inductee, was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations in 1989 and served on the boards of dozens of local, national and New York Stock Exchange companies.

Mr. and Mrs. Crow are renowned for their support of the arts as well as conservation and beautification efforts in Dallas and throughout the country.

The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, located in the downtown Dallas Arts District, is a showcase for the paintings, sculptures and architectural items collected over 30 years by the couple.