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Sammons Support for Baylor Health Care System Foundation Tops $20 Million
Date:9/24/2009

more than 50 years to observe Baylor as good stewards of the contributions made initially by Mr. Sammons, the Sammons family and the Sammons companies," said Robert W. Korba, chairman of Sammons Enterprises. "And we have had more than 30 years to watch how they have made a difference to the people of Dallas and North Texas who have been touched by cancer. In honor of Mr. Sammons and his tradition of philanthropy, we are pleased to make this current gift that will deliver high-quality care to cancer patients and continue the impressive cancer research and treatment at the new Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center."

With an entrepreneurial business sense that was evident when he was a teenager, Charles Sammons quietly built an enterprise that ranks among the largest privately-owned companies in the world. Charles Sammons was a visionary whose lifelong support of Baylor University Medical Center and commitment to improving health care began after both of his sisters were afflicted with cancer. For more than 50 years, Sammons and his companies have made a number of contributions to the hospital and he often served as a catalyst for philanthropy in Dallas by donating money as "challenge gifts" meant to inspire others to give.

Headquartered in Dallas, Sammons Enterprises is a privately-held multi-billion dollar global holding corporation that owns and operates businesses across a diverse range of industries including insurance, finance, equipment distribution, hospitality and real estate. The company also manages a large investment portfolio.

"Baylor has been fortunate to be the beneficiary of some extraordinary gifts over the decades. However, none have had the profound, transformational impact as the generosity of Charles A. Sammons, his family, and the men and women of the enterprise built by him. We are deeply grateful for their abiding concern and generous spirit. We are most appreciative for this gift which
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