The Compass Winter 2021 - Page 2

Letter from the President

Sitting together recently , a friend and I reflected on the unpredictable times we are in — literally waves of change — and how important it is not to lose sight of why we are here and how our work , through philanthropy , is having a marked impact across Baylor Scott & White .
This became abundantly clear during the roundtable sessions we hosted through the fall with our Foundation board members and leaders across the System . We heard about the commitment — and exhaustion — of frontline nurses and Baylor Scott & White ’ s “ snapback ” strategy to reenergize these key team members through an exciting education and leadership development curriculum , supplemented by increased investment in compensation . We learned that , despite the pandemic , innovation continues . Our dedicated researchers have continued their commitment to developing targeted immunotherapies for the prevention and treatment of cancer . Our digital health teams have remained steadfastly focused on better guiding and informing the patient journey through strategic acceleration and rapid growth of Baylor Scott & White ’ s digital platform .
G . K . Chesterton said it well : “ I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought ; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder .”
Thanks to the unwavering support of our generous donors , philanthropy plays a vital role in our response to these waves of change , and we continue to wonder and think big while we ride this wave of change . We remain grateful for your dedication and generosity .
My gratitude also encompasses Lindalyn Adams . While I never had the opportunity to meet Lindalyn , her passion and involvement with Celebrating Women , the Foundation and the City of Dallas have made an impact that will be felt for generations . This team has the privilege of continuing the important mission of Celebrating Women , a cause that was deeply close to her heart , and I am confident we will continue to see her legacy live on in this effort going forward .
Ben Renberg President , Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation Ben . Renberg @ BSWHealth . org

New Directions

The Foundation Board welcomes its newest members .

2 aylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation is honored to welcome an esteemed group of business , community and philanthropic leaders as its newest class of board members . Under the leadership of board chairman , Norm Bagwell , members serve as ambassadors of the Baylor Scott & White Health Mission and lend their time and talents to advance philanthropic opportunities that impact patients and communities across North Texas .
“ I am grateful for Norm ’ s continued leadership as our board chair ,” said Ben Renberg , Foundation president . “ In my short tenure here , I have seen firsthand the passion , energy and focus he brings to our efforts , and we greatly benefit from his service and commitment .”
Formed in 1978 with the sole purpose of generating charitable support for Baylor Scott & White , the Foundation has disbursed more than $ 880 million to the System to enable significant investments
in innovative research , training for future leaders in healthcare , the purchase of advanced medical technology and programs that support our employees and enhance care for patients .
“ The tremendous leadership and support demonstrated by Foundation board members is instrumental in helping Baylor Scott & White advance its Mission ,” said Norm . “ The expertise and experience this respected group will bring to these efforts are immeasurable , and I am excited to see what we can accomplish together in the years ahead .”
The ongoing support and commitment from board members who completed their terms this year was unwavering — even in the midst of a global pandemic . With gratitude , we honor the service of the following former board members : Pierce M . Allman , Peter D . Brundage , Mary Clare Finney , Monique Hayes , Robert L . Kaminski , Allen A . Meyer , Peggy Meyer , Harriet E . Miers , Ruthie Pack , Robert R . Penn , Bonnie Pitman , Michael V . Prentiss , Peggy Riggs , Scott P . Sealy , Sr ., and Julie H . Turner .
Eric Bennett
Tolleson Wealth Management
Ashley Branecky ex-officio Junior League
Peter Chilian
JP Morgan Private Bank
Nancy Collins Fisher
Community Volunteer
Mary Beth Conlon ex-officio Celebrating Women
Leslie Diers ex-officio Crystal Charity Ball
Richard Dix
Winchester Carlisle Companies
S . Kent Fannon
Chartwell Partners ( retired )
Elizabeth Gambrell ex-officio Celebrating Women
John Harkey
JDH Investment Management
Ken Hersh
George W . Bush Presidential Center
David Michel
Catapult Health
David Shuttee
Republic Title
Trisha Wilson
Wilson Holdings