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Illuminate the path for future generations

Including UTHealth Houston in your estate plan ensures that we can continue making an impact on the lives of patients in our communities for years to come. Support the causes most important to you while leaving a legacy of generosity that will light the way for tomorrow's health experts. 

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UTHealth Houston Founders Circle

Our treasured Founders Circle members are pioneers of innovation and scholarships, coming together to form a society of donors who have made the ultimate commitment to the generations that follow.

  • Donor Nancy Shelby

    A Healing Legacy

    When Nancy Shelby thinks of her brother Mike, she remembers a gifted physician with a passion for teaching the next generation. After Mike passed away in 2010 following a battle with cancer, Nancy decided to honor his legacy in a special way with an estate commitment.

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  • Dr. Arthur Jeske

    Driving the future of oral health

    Dentistry is a lot like fixing cars, combining art and science. Arthur Jeske, DMD, PhD, is using his legacy to ensure future dental students can have the same experience.

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  • Donor Jeanette McNeill

    Planning a path for student success

    Jeanette McNeill, MSN, DrPh, RN ’78 ’87, a UTHealth Houston alumna and teacher is committed to using her estate plan to help future generations find the same joy in nursing as she did.

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  • Dr. Irma Gigli

    Paving the way for the next generation of medicine

    Spurred by the memory of her father, Irma Gigli, MD, committed to financially supporting both the IMM and GSBS. "He truly believed that you have to help people who are less fortunate than you.”

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  • John D. Reveille, MD

    Paying forward to build on success

    John D. Reveille, MD, wants to do all he can to ensure the rheumatology division at McGovern Medical School continues to grow and thrive far into the future, regardless of inconsistent public research funding.

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  • David Higgins

    From personal tragedy, UTHealth Houston donor gives for brighter future

    "I was the one that was receiving the care, and now I want to be the one to help and make an impact on the lives of others," David Higgins said. "And there is no better place to make a difference in the community than UTHealth Houston."

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W. David Starnes

Senior Director, Estate and Gift Planning


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Cassidy Kenyon

Program Manager, Estate and Gift Planning