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$100M Donation Received For New Dallas Pediatric Campus

Funds will support Children's Health and UT Southwestern Medical Center’s $5 billion expansion

Children's HealthSM and UT Southwestern Medical Center recently disclosed a donation of $100 million from the Jean and Mack Pogue family, supporting the $5 billion Dallas pediatric campus. 

The donation from the Pogue Foundation stands as the most substantial contribution towards the new pediatric campus project, set to replace the current Children's Medical Center Dallas.

"Mack and I have had the blessing of being able to support Children's Health and UT Southwestern for many years, knowing how much they impact the well-being of patients and communities they serve," said Jean Pogue in a statement. "Our family is proud to play a part in helping build the new Dallas pediatric campus. We're beyond grateful for the difference it will make for future generations of children."

In February, Children's Health and UT Southwestern revealed blueprints for a groundbreaking $5 billion Dallas pediatric campus. Positioned in Dallas' Southwestern Medical District, directly opposite UT Southwestern's William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, the forthcoming campus will serve as a collaborative nucleus for innovation, academic research, training and the advancement of life-saving technologies.

In honor of the generous contribution from the Pogue family, the 33-acre site designated for the upcoming Dallas pediatric campus will now bear the name Pogue Park. This expansive park will envelop the outdoor areas surrounding the new facilities, featuring vast green expanses aimed at fostering compassionate healing and alleviating stress within a soothing, natural setting.

Mack Pogue, who passed in early 2024, and Jean Pogue have provided Children's Health and UT Southwestern with more than $200 million in support over the past 40 years. 

"Through their remarkable foresight and philanthropy, Mack and Jean Pogue have advanced groundbreaking research at UT Southwestern, with a special focus on children," said Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., President of UT Southwestern Medical Center and Professor of Internal Medicine. "The discoveries they have helped make possible will come to life through the multidisciplinary, cutting-edge care that children from North Texas and beyond will receive at our new pediatric campus.”

With the support of the Pogue family, Children's Health and UT Southwestern are shaping a promising future for children amidst North Texas's remarkable expansion. Anticipating a doubling of the pediatric population by 2050, the region demands enhanced access to exceptional pediatric healthcare, underscoring the urgency of the endeavors.

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