For two decades, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation has hosted a signature fundraising event, called the Greer Garson Gala, to raise support for programs and services of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
As one of the flagship hospitals of the largest nonprofit, faith-based health care delivery system in North Texas, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas relies on philanthropic support from the community to maintain the caliber of health care available to its patients.
In the early 1990s, Greer Garson, an Academy Award-winning actress and long-time supporter of the hospital, lent her name to this signature event to help draw community support for the hospital. Greer Garson had an active interest in health care, particularly Parkinson's disease research and patient programs. Her husband, Col. E.E. "Buddy" Fogelson, passed away from complications of the incurable, debilitating disease. Greer Garson dedicated much of the remainder of her life toward raising awareness and funds for Parkinson's research and other health care initiatives at Texas Health Dallas.
Greer Garson was a legend both on the big screen and off. The impact of her generosity for health care, education and research initiatives at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is profound. Since 2005, more than $2.8 million has been raised to support hospital programs and services through the Greer Garson Gala.
Proceeds from the 2015 Greer Garson Gala will support critical needs of women and infant services at Texas Health Dallas.
2014 – Keri Tonn and David Heard
2013 – Jennifer and Chris LeLash
2012 – Brooke and Aaron Shelby
2011 – Elizabeth and Fehmi Karahan
2009 – Kara and Austin Adam, Jeannie and Nathan Denton
2008 – Stephanie and Terry Fokas, Joanne and Joe Yurich
2007 – Amy Mueller and Nicole Seanor
2006 – Sarah and Thad Smith, Kristin and Michael Yanicelli
2005 – Lyle Foster and Katherine Mathes
2003 – Gail Olmsted Randall
2002 – Phyllis and Bill Slicker, Joanne Slicker Mulcahy
2000 – Missy and Dr. Michael Desaloms
1998 – Judy and Max Martin