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FOUNDATION NEWS G.R. White Trust Makes Big Impact Texan’s dedication to helping others leaves lasting legacy in Lone Star State or someone who is traveling far based in McCulloch County dedicated expected to host its first visitors in early distances to battle cancer, having to providing support to people who have 2021. Once the doors are open, the somewhere to call their “home cancer,” Wulff said, “and the creation of facility is expected to provide more than Hope Lodge seems to be the way to help 18,000 nights of free lodging annually. away from home” is important. When Bart Wulff, chair of the selection from the other end—making support In addition to their support of Hope committee for the G.R. White Trust, heard available in a metropolitan area to people Lodge, the G.R. White Trust has funded about plans for the American Cancer from rural areas.” several initiatives at Baylor Scott & White Society Gene and Jerry Jones Each year, thousands that help make life better for Texans, Family Hope Lodge in Dallas, he of patients battling cancer including the system’s Child Life program, knew it would be a fit for the travel from throughout the which received its first dedicated gift mission of the trust. Founded region to receive potentially from the Trust and whose continued by Bart’s great-uncle, George lifesaving treatments in Dallas. support has enabled the program to Rollie White, the G.R. White Hope Lodge will help ease expand to additional BSWH hospitals Trust focuses on making the emotional and financial across the state. healthcare and educational toll these families face when resources available to Texans, traveling long distances for have a large impact for so many Texans,” care. Located on property Rowland K. Robinson, president, Baylor donated by Baylor Scott & Scott & White Dallas Foundation, said. White Health adjacent to “What a wonderful way to honor the particularly those in rural areas. The trust has committed to George Rollie White support Hope Lodge through (1875–1965) a generous gift. “Hope Lodge is a place that will Baylor University Medical Center, the memory of a man so dedicated to his facility will offer cancer patients and their friends and neighbors by creating a came to Texas as a young child in caregivers complimentary lodging while home away from home for them at a a covered wagon with his family. They they are receiving care from any of time when they need it most.” settled in Brady, Texas, a small community North Texas’ premier medical centers. George Rollie White (1875–1965) in McCulloch County. He became a Baylor Scott & White and the For more information on how you can successful rancher and banker who cared American Cancer Society broke ground support the American Cancer Society deeply about bettering the lives of his on the facility in May of 2019, and Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge, fellow rural Texans. construction is well underway. The Gene contact Melissa Dalton at 214.820.2705 and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge is or [email protected]. “We support local organizations 6 THE COMPASS / BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE FOUNDATION NEWS / SPRING 2020