Donors in the Spotlight

John Richardson and Jan Puckett

Perfect Harmony, a UTMB Love Story

Since 1891, men and women have come to the University of Texas Medical Branch from around the world to become our nation's best doctors—and Galveston Island invariably lends its magic to the mix. It is this very magic that brought John Richardson and Jan Puckett together.

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Lifetime Income While Honoring His Late Wife at UTMB

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the “city of brotherly love,” John Francis Bannon grew up an only child in an Italian family. With the Korean War facing his generation, John enlisted in the Air Force after college and served the United States for four years, and ultimately, as an instructor in the Air Force in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Winfield M. Campbell Sr and family

Winfield M Campbell, Sr.: A UTMB Parent's Story

When a family beach vacation in Galveston led Winfield "Win" M Campbell, Sr. to UTMB's Emergency Room with his young daughter, Molly, who was coping with the excruciating effects of a stingray sting — he had no idea that he and his family would one day become deeply connected to the institution.

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Kelvin Hickman

Kelvin Hickman: The Ballast in Glenda's Life

As every physician well knows, the career is a demanding one, requiring loved ones to be supportive and nurturing when patients often require more time than there are hours in the day. What happens when the doctor’s specialization is even more focused on providing the most giving and loving care to patients during end of life challenges, when there is no set schedule? It requires a partner in life.

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Beth and John Mercer's Bequest with Intention

This story is as much about Dr. Lawson and his legacy at UTMB, as it is about the legacy that he created within his own family – a legacy that inspired his daughter, Beth Mercer and her husband, John to dedicate the family inheritance from Dr. Lawson to UTMB, the institution Dr. Lawson loved.

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