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LEADERSHIP NEWS

Christina Goodman Named Vice President of Development

aylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation has promoted Christina Goodman to vice president of development — a role that will focus on major and planned gift-giving , annual and multiyear fundraising and donor engagement . She will also continue to lead oncology fundraising efforts and contribute to the Systemwide philanthropic strategy for this critical service line .
“ I believe in the power of philanthropy to accelerate impact ,” said Christina . “ I ’ m excited to continue working with a dedicated team , generous donors and engaged community members who share this belief and commitment to advance care for North Texas .”
Christina is a respected partner within the Foundation and the Dallas community , and since joining the Foundation in 2014 ,
she has established herself as a proven leader . She has led numerous Foundation and Baylor Scott & White initiatives , including revamping the annual Give to Change campaign , which has raised more than $ 26 million from Baylor Scott & White employees and board members since 2019 . Additionally , she oversaw the underwriting strategy for the Foundation ’ s annual Celebrating Women effort . Under her leadership , this campaign has advanced important initiatives that support women and families battling breast cancer , including the launch of the High-Risk Breast Screening Program .
She also helped oversee the expansion of the Employees 1st Emergency Assistance Fund during the pandemic , which resulted in more than $ 5.4 million raised to support nearly 3,500 Baylor Scott & White colleagues .
“ Christina ’ s passion for philanthropy and deep connections within the DFW community will position us well for the future ,” shared Ben Renberg , Foundation president . “ I look forward to her partnership as we work together to advance our Mission .”

Letter from the Chair

How many times in life have you wished you had the opportunity for a do-over ? A chance to try something again after failing , correct a mistake , handle a conversation differently or choose a better path . Second chances are special because they ’ re never guaranteed . However , at Baylor Scott & White second chances are given every day — second chances at life . When I read the story about the uterine transplant reunion , I was astounded by the unwavering dedication of Drs . Testa and Johannesson to make uterine transplant an option for families facing infertility . Their commitment , and the brave women who donated their uteri , are giving women a second chance to carry their own child .
I think about the countless women battling breast cancer who have been given a second chance at life thanks to advances in diagnosis , treatment and care — many of those made possible thanks to generous donors to Celebrating Women over the last 22 years . I reflect upon the incredible story
BSW patient Katie Looney shared at the Foundation board meeting in May . This young woman recalled the remarkable story of her car crash , drowning and eventual healing through the care provided by the team at Baylor University Medical Center . She reflected on her gratitude and how this second chance at life has changed her perspective , sharing , “ I would say that a lot of life is the same — people , places and job — what ’ s the most different is what ’ s in your head . Whenever you go through something so traumatic and you ’ re able to come out of it , you look at the world a little differently , you look at people a little different . You see the love and the care that has been provided to you … you ’ re just a little bit more thankful and you ’ re a little bit more intentional with what you do with your time , how you treat people and how you love people .”
Philanthropy is all about providing opportunities that would not otherwise be possible — in essence , second chances . Every research project supported by donors advances the opportunity for innovative treatments . Every patient-centered program funded enhances the care provided for patients . Every investment made in highly trained caregivers makes it possible to restore a sick / injured person to wellness . We know that maintaining excellence takes focused intention and continuous investment , and I am grateful for the second chances this generous donor support provides .
Norm Bagwell Chair , Board of Directors Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation
To learn more about any Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation initiative or to opt out of these communications , contact the Foundation at 214.820.3136 or email DallasFoundation @ BSWHealth . org . Write to us at 301 North Washington Avenue , Dallas , TX 75246 .
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