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Donor Stories

Donors to Dell Medical School are our partners in innovation. With their gifts, they are helping us prepare to train tomorrow’s physician leaders, care for the underserved, conduct groundbreaking research, and create new models of health care to replace a failing system. Wherever they choose to give, they are helping improve human health in Texas and beyond.

Here they share their inspiring stories.


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The Emergency Room Doctors

Money almost kept Joe and Kathleen Funk from finishing medical school. They made it through thanks to the help of others, and now they’re returning the favor.

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The Learning Partner

A grant from the Episcopal Health Foundation has helped Dell Med develop a free online curriculum that teaches learners around the world about value in health care. 


Texas 4000 team

The Champions of Innovation

Recognizing the intricacies — and importance — of launching new health products, Apex Landmark, Texas 4000 and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have stepped forward with gifts to Texas Health Catalyst.

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The Grateful Alumni

With the first major gift toward Dell Med’s commercialization efforts, Leigh and Jonathan Levy are making a statement about the school’s ability to benefit the Austin economy — and the world — with its ideas.