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Methodist Health System Foundation Announces Largest Single Gift
Date:11/1/2007

Pat and Pete Schenkel Charitable Fund Will Benefit Trauma and Cardiology

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DALLAS, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pat and Pete Schenkel have presented Methodist Health System with $4 million, the largest gift in the institution's 80-year history. The Schenkels' gift today represents a financial milestone in Methodist's efforts to grow its permanent endowment fund. With the Schenkels' $4 million gift, the fund now tops the $50 million mark.

The newly established Pat and Pete Schenkel Charitable Fund is designated to equally support Methodist Health System trauma and cardiology services including capital needs, programs, and educational support and training. In recognition of the Schenkels' commitment to quality health care, Methodist unveiled the Pat and Pete Schenkel Tower in ceremonies today at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

"Methodist Health System is honored to be associated with the names of such strong and humble servants," said Methodist Health System Foundation President and CEO April Box. "We are deeply grateful for their generosity and longstanding commitment to Methodist and this community."

The Schenkels' involvement with Methodist Health System spans decades. Robert S. Folsom and William Weatherford initially approached Mr. Schenkel in the 1980s to help them increase Methodist's visibility to the Dallas business community. Now, 20 years later, the Schenkels' generous support has helped Methodist Health System expand clinical services and improve the lives of thousands of people in need. Pete Schenkel has served on the Methodist Health System corporate board for over 15 years, and currently serves as chairman of the Methodist Health System Foundation board.

Quality-of-life issues in Dallas' southern sector have always been important to the Schenkels. "It is gratifying to see Methodist's prominent role in the revitalization of Oak Cliff and southern Dallas County," said Mr. Schenkel.
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