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A Surprise To Honor Dr. T

Raised toward our $50,000 Goal
112 Donors
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Project ended on September 01, at 12:00 PM CDT
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We pulled it off!

September 11, 2019

Thank you to all who have contributed to this campaign — your donations have helped establish a $100,000 endowment in honor of Dr. T’s legacy! We captured the surprise announcement at Dr. T’s retirement party and are happy to share that wonderful moment with you, as well as a special note from Dr. T below:


Dear Friends,


What a wonderful surprise! I learned about the educational endowment you helped establish in my honor at my retirement dinner last week.  I am humbled and so very grateful.  Thank you for supporting the next generation of pediatric plastic surgeons.


It has been my greatest pleasure to serve children born with cleft lip/palate and craniofacial deformities and to train the future medical professionals and leaders who will continue this important work.  What a relief it is to know how bright their future will be thanks to your generous support of health care education.  The Dr. John F. Teichgraeber Educational Endowment in the Division of Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery at UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School will promote exceptional care through supported research efforts, distinguished visiting lecturers, conference attendance, and other educational initiatives.


Thank you for your compassion.  Your support exceeds anything I could have imagined and helps advance the health of families and communities here and around the globe.


With all my gratitude,

Dr. T


$75,000 milestone PASSED! Can we hit $100,000 for Dr. T?

August 05, 2019

We are on a roll! We surpassed our initial goal of $50,000 in record, we have surpassed our second milestone of $75,000!


With just four weeks left until Dr. T's retirement party, can you help us get to $100,000?


To help us reach our third milestone goal, we encourage you to continue sharing within your networks through September 1st. Any additional funds will be added to the endowment to support future pediatric surgeons for years to come.


We can't wait to surprise Dr. T with this incredible tribute to his legacy!

We hit goal! Let's keep the momentum going...

July 12, 2019

Thanks to everyone’s generous support, we have SURPASSED our initial $50,000 goal in honor of Dr. T, by $8,700 and counting!! Your funds will help train the next generation of pediatric plastic surgeons that will follow in Dr. T’s footsteps.


But it doesn’t have to stop there...with seven weeks until Dr. T’s retirement, we are now pursuing a goal of $75,000!


Any additional funds will be added to the endowment to support future trainees for years to come, so we encourage you to continue sharing within your networks through September 1st.


Your advocacy and support is inspiring, and a true testament to Dr. T’s impact on our community. We cannot wait to surprise him with this incredible tribute at his retirement party in August!

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