$1 Million Gift Will Support Pediatric Care, Research at Children's Health, UT Southwestern
March 06, 2018 - The Dallas Morning News
The MMK Foundation has committed $1 million to be split evenly between Children's Health System of Texas and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
It's the largest grant ever given by the foundation, established by Marcia and Mark King in 2007.
The money will be used to enhance the neonatal intensive care unit at Children's Health, support research at UT Southwestern and provide unrestricted funds for pediatric needs.
"Providing these gifts fulfills our foundation's goals of addressing important issues that impact childhood development and the future of our community's citizens," said Mark King, chairman of Strait Lane Capital Partners.
Marcia King added: "And funding medical research is a solid investment in the future for us all. UT Southwestern physician-scientists are among the best in the world, and we are pleased to play a small part in helping them push their ideas to the next level."
The Kings are longtime supporters of both institutions. Their foundation puts priority on health care, education, family support services, the environment, disaster relief and the needy. To learn more, visit mmkfoundation.com.
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