Mel Klein has been a member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of
Visitors for 25 years and is currently serving his second year as chair.
An investment banker, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, attorney and
philanthropist, he is the founder of Melvyn N. Klein Interests and a
respected community leader in Corpus Christi, Texas, with business
interests in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities in the U.S.
and internationally. From 1980 to 2005, he wrote the guest column
"Feedback" for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, later compiled
in the book "Our Time," proceeds of which benefit MD Anderson.
In 1996, he was named to the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished
Americans. Klein and his wife, Annette, are members of the Anderson
Assembly, an organization honoring donors who've made lifetime
commitments of $1 million or more to MD Anderson. They have two
daughters, Jacqueline and Jenna.