From our Chair

Thanks to you, we did it again.
This past year was another one for the books, with $135.9 million marking the second most successful fundraising year in the Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation’s history — an achievement we have realized two years in a row. As you have read throughout this magazine, all gifts will benefit patients seeking healing across a wide variety of disciplines.
An anonymous benefactor established a very significant matching opportunity that will help strengthen our rising star faculty, providing matches for 40 endowed positions to span all Houston Methodist hospitals. This commitment also benefits the new Center for Translational Neural Prosthetics and Interfaces as well as efforts in joint preservation, musculoskeletal regeneration, immunology, and the Food and Health Alliance in the Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders.
The past two years have been part of the quiet phase of our third campaign, and all philanthropic resources given will go toward discovering and delivering improvements in our ability to diagnose, treat and relieve symptoms of some of the most devastating diseases known to mankind. You’ve generously given $234.5 million during that time, so the future indeed looks bright.
If you’d like to learn more about how Houston Methodist continues to lead medicine and where your investments can effect transformational change, we would be delighted to have that conversation with you.
John W. Johnson
Chair, Board of Directors Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation