Home » J.S. and Lillie Abercrombie Society Luncheon honors Cancer Center community partners
October 31, 2008 – Texas Children’s Hospital
The J.S. and Lillie Abercrombie Society is made up of individuals who support Texas Children’s Hospital through their estate and/or long-term financial plans. These individuals are known for providing a foundation of support for patient care, education and research. At our fall Abercrombie Society luncheon, held October 30, 2008, we honored our members and community partners and spotlighted an area where pioneering discoveries and innovations in treatment have set the standard for children’s health—Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
Almost 50 years ago when Texas Children’s Hospital began its efforts to eradicate pediatric cancer, less than 10 percent of children with cancer survived. Today, almost 75 percent survive thanks to many therapies and programs developed right here at Texas Children’s Cancer Center—and made possible by support from members of the Abercrombie Society and the many community partners who devote their time, talent and resources to the Cancer Center.
Dr. David Poplack, director of the Cancer Center, spoke about exciting developments in the fight against childhood cancer. With his help, we recognized and honored the Cancer Center’s community partners and awarded a very special couple, Sidney and Don Faust, the Abercrombie Society’s first ever Legacy Award for their outstanding generosity to Texas Children’s.
Guest speaker Rodney Koenig, an attorney in Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.’s Houston office since 1969, also joined us and highlighted ways to maximize wealth and protect assets during turbulent times. With his extensive legal experience in estate planning and philanthropic gift vehicles, he shared with us how to combine smart financial planning with a passion for Texas Children’s to really make a difference in the future health of children.
If you have included Texas Children’s Hospital in your estate and/or long-term financial plans or would like to learn about doing so, please contact Geris Jacobs, ChFC, CLU, at (832) 824-2718 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All gifts, no matter their size, are deeply appreciated.
The J.S. and Lillie Abercrombie Society was created in 1994 to recognize the dedication and generosity of friends who have named Texas Children’s Hospital as a beneficiary of a will, charitable gift annuity, trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan or other deferred gift arrangement.
It is a fitting tribute that this society of visionary individuals who have included Texas Children’s Hospital in their financial and estate plans bears the names of J.S. and Lillie Abercrombie. The trust that “Mr. Jim” and his beloved wife, Lillie, included in their estate plans helped create and secure Texas Children’s Hospital and continues to provide support for Texas Children’s mission of providing the finest possible patient care, education and research to enhance the health and well-being of children everywhere.