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Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation Honors Hunts with Leadership Award
11/20/2009

DALLAS — Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation will host a dinner this evening to recognize and show appreciation for its dedicated Trustees and supporters, including Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt, who will receive the Douglas D. Hawthorne Leadership Award.

Nancy and Ray Hunt
Nancy and Ray Hunt

Established in 2008 to honor Texas Health Resources CEO Doug Hawthorne’s 25th year as leader of the organization, the Douglas D. Hawthorne Leadership Award pays tribute to individuals who possess distinct qualities of leadership and heartfelt compassion for Presbyterian and the communities it serves.

“Mr. and Mrs. Hunt have fulfilled the role of committed leaders on behalf of the Presbyterian community many times over,” said Jay McAuley, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation president. “They have taken the lead on initiatives to help benefit the health of North Texans and are invaluable assets to Presbyterian and the community at large. We are extremely grateful for their generosity over the years. We are proud to give the highest award our system offers in recognition of this very special couple’s contributions to the health care landscape.”

The Hunts and their family members have supported many vital projects throughout the Texas Health system, such as the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship program, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Health Dallas, a satellite Gilda’s Club location at Texas Health Allen and the addition of Hope Chapel at Texas Health Plano, among others.

Most recently, Nancy Ann Hunt served as vice chair of the Legacy of Care Campaign, which raised more than $80 million to support improvement and expansion projects and special initiatives at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospitals Allen, Dallas and Plano. The Legacy of Care Campaign included the addition of the remarkable Hamon Tower on the campus of Texas Health Dallas.

The 177-all-private-room tower is named for benefactor Mrs. Nancy B. Hamon, who contributed the largest single gift ever received in the Foundation’s more than 20-year history. Mrs. Hamon made the gift in loving memory of her late husband, Mr. Jake L. Hamon, who was instrumental in the development of the original hospital.

Additional recognition at the Foundation’s appreciation dinner includes The Katie and John Jackson Award for Volunteer Service and The Bill Mays Award for Employee Service. Mr. and Mrs. Hunt will provide the keynote address.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation
Through philanthropy, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation provides support to six Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals in Allen, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Plano and Winnsboro. Established in 1986, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation plays a critical role in continuing the mission of the Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals to improve the health of the communities served. The Foundation strives to enhance the delivery of quality patient care by joining with committed donors to sustain the long-term fiscal viability of the hospital that are a part of Texas Health Presbyterian. Through the efforts of the Foundation, the strong tradition of community support through philanthropy enables the Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals to forge ahead in medical research and education, technology and the provision of quality patient care. For more information about Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation, visit TexasHealth.org/presbyfoundation.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and a medical research organization. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit TexasHealth.org.

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