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Business, Community Leaders Join M. D. Anderson's Board of Visitors

Business, Community Leaders Join M. D. Anderson's Board of Visitors
Robert Mosbacher Sr. Named Prestigious Life Member
M. D. Anderson News Release 11/08/00

Twenty-three business and community leaders from Texas and across the nation have joined The University Cancer Foundation Board of Visitors at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

The 193-member Board of Visitors consists of prominent volunteers from around the country who contribute their expertise and support to programs and philanthropy at M. D. Anderson.

New associate board members from Houston are Judy Ann Ley Allen, The Hon. John S. Anderson, Paul F. Barnhart Jr., Michael G. Bartolotta, Deborah M. Cannon, Anne P. Connally, Archie W. Dunham, L. David Hanower, Rodney H. Margolis and Steven L. Miller.  Other new Texas associate members are John Baxter Brinkmann and Jack D. Knox of Dallas and Jonathan C. Calvert and Marion C. Zoch of San Antonio, Myrna Deckert of El Paso, Dolores M. "Dolly" Deibel of Tyler, Yerger Hill III of Smithville, Gary G. Jacobs of Laredo and Gregory A. Kozmetsky of Austin.

From elsewhere around the nation, new associate board members are Kyle C. Brooks of Cincinnati, Ohio; Lee H. Davis of Rancho Santa Fe, California; Helen Lho Ryu of Beverly Hills, California and C. Randolph Warner of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Also, Robert Mosbacher Sr., former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and longtime M. D. Anderson volunteer, was recognized as a Life Member of the Board of Visitors for 23 years of service to the institution, twice taking the helm as its chairman.

In 1999, Mosbacher chaired Milestones & Miracles, a record-setting event that raised more than $10.2 million for The George and Barbara Bush Endowment for Innovative Cancer Research, honoring the former first couple's 75th and 74th birthdays.  President Bush is the Board of Visitors chair-elect. 

Mosbacher has remained involved in fund raising efforts for that endowment, helping increase the total amount raised to more than $16.2 million.

M. D. Anderson is one of the country's original three Comprehensive Cancer Centers, devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention.


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