The real value of estate gifts bequeathed to Texas Health Resources cannot be measured merely by dollars and cents; instead, they must be measured by their impact on the lives of patients and the care provided to them. Thoughtful benefactors who make provisions in their estate plans for Texas Health leave legacies of support for ongoing excellence and future innovation in healthcare for the residents of North Texas.
While estate gifts help serve the needs of our growing communities, we are tremendously grateful for those donors who pass down a legacy of giving to their family members. One example of that is the generosity of the Cramer family.
Karen B. Cramer grew up in a family that made giving a priority. Her parents, Judson and Elizabeth Cramer, were great friends to the Fort Worth medical community, donating time and resources to help serve the needs of so many in the area. “Daddy grew up with nothing, but he wanted to give back even before he could financially. He and Mother gave in small ways, at first, with their time and then with whatever they could afford,” said Karen. Among the several gifts from the Cramers is the food service building and Cramer Café at Texas Health Fort Worth.
And fortunately for the people of Fort Worth, Karen Cramer has continued that legacy. Karen has funded the Cramer Chapel in the new Jane and John Justin Tower at Texas Health Fort Worth. “I’m proud to be able to donate something meaningful,” she said. “I hope the chapel will be a gathering place for those who need peace and hope.” Thank you to Karen for this wonderful gift, and for following in her parents’ footsteps.
Need help making a planned gift? There are many ways you can ensure your support for Texas Health Resources Foundation continues for years to come. To learn more about how you can help, contact Sarah Higdon Humphrey, vice president of Foundation and Fund Development, at SarahHigdon@texashealth.org.