Home » Jan Duncan hosts Scholars of Excellence kick-off reception (Photo gallery)
On November 4, 2013, Mrs. Jan Duncan generously hosted the celebratory kick-off reception for over 160 key Scholars of Excellence supporters. Guests were welcomed by the leader of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Dr. David Poplack, who gave an overview of the program. Following his introduction, two impressive young investigators, Dr. Challice Bonifant and Dr. Carl Allen, spoke to the importance of philanthropic support and its impact in the quest for cures in pediatric cancer.
The highlight of the evening was the announcement of a very charitable lead gift of $250,000 from Sidney and Don Faust. Their generosity was then followed by $125,000 match from Cora Sue and Harry Mach. As a direct result, Dr. Jason Yustein, Dr. Rachel Rau and Dr. Monica Gramatges were further equipped with funds to begin exciting new research projects.
The Scholars of Excellence program provides critical support for our most promising young physician-scientists during the early years of their research careers. Funds support the Scholars’ salaries and research projects. Learn more about the Scholars of Excellence Program
May 30, 2014