Thank you, Infectious diseases Research Fund DOnors!

Three philanthropic leaders—Ann and John Bookout, Diane and David Modesett, and the Jerold B. Katz Foundation—created a Challenge Initiative at the end of March to support the Houston Methodist Infectious Diseases Research Fund benefiting COVID-19 research, treatments and innovations. This challenge offered to match every philanthropic dollar given (up to $1 million) with an equal dollar from the Challenge. This $2 million goal was achieved within two weeks.

A second trio—Diane and David Modesett, Freeport LNG, and the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation—established a second Challenge Initiative with the same goal: to match every philanthropic dollar given, up to $1 million. This challenge was met in less time! 

View words of gratitude from our front line heroes and read messages of support from our community and the generous donors who helped make the COVID-19 Front Line Heroes Appreciation Program a success.  

Thank you to these generous benefactors

for supporting Houston Methodist's Infectious Diseases Research Fund as we continue to lead medicine and take care of our neighbors during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Dorothy and Mickey Ables
Dixie and David Addington
Alexander Family Charitable Fund
Jennifer Smith Angle
Anonymous (2)
Aramco Americas
Bernie Barcio
Tommy Barras
Linda and John Barrett
Drs. Merle and Patricia Barth
Danny M. Beaver
Ms. Vishwa Bhatt
Carolyn and John Bookout
Ann and John Bookout III
Drs. Julie and Marc Boom
Molly and Allen Brivic
Doyle and Millie Brown
Dr. and Mrs. Trevor M. Burt
Mr. Mark A. Cain
Jackie and Robert Callies
Sandra and David Cameron
Cam and Rod Canion
Lou Celusniak 
The Chartis Group
Alan and Sharon Chaveleh
Ms. Yushan Chen
Kathy Clausen
Dr. John Cooke
Stephen H. Cordill Jr.
Susan and Kem Coulter
Ms. Nancy M. Cowan and Mr. Robert D. Cowan
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Eifler
Catherine S. Del Paggio and Thomas H. Padgett Jr.
Carol E. Dinkins
Leslie and Ann Doggett
John Donegan
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Dujka
Melinda and Dennis Eason
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF)
Randall C. Emmons
Clara and Mauricio Fabre
Sue Farren
Karen and Jonathan Finger
Rigo and Araceli L. Flores
Michael Fowler
Freeport LNG
Angelica M. Garza and Richard Sepulveda
Linda and George Kelly
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Jonah Goldberg
JoAnn Grisanti
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Grivetti
Wendy Hahn
Rebecca Hall
Curt and Melanie Hampton
David Harris
Brenda Hartman
Sue Headstream
The Hearst Foundations
William L. Henning Jr.
Tanya Lynn Herzog
Lesa Hill
Jane and Hank Hink
Anita and Gerald Hiser
Hoar Construction
Melissa Hopkins
Linda and Charles R. Houssiere III
Incyte Corporation
Jerold B. Katz Foundation
Ed and Lynn Jones
Pall Quinn Kalmansson and Anna Yukho
David Kasper
Ms. Barbara J. Kauffman
Jasmine Kavazovich
John and Suzanne Landa
Mr. Albert Laverty 
Betsy and Marc Levinson
Christopher Lincoln
Jim and Carole Walter Looke
The Lovelesses
Baines and Anne Manning
Rodney and Judy Margolis
Lillian N. Martinez
Joan McCarthy
Mr. Harvey Michaels
Elisabeth and Ron Millard
Steven and Sheila Miller
Angie Mitchell
Diane and David Modesett
Lance and Kate Murphy
Jennifer A. Newsom
Elaine Ngitit
H. Nguyen
Noll Family
Regina Luanne Novak
Kimberly and Travis Overall
Stephanie Karen Payne
Jeanne and Joe Bob Perkins
Cathie Proctor
Laura Quezada
Christopher Ralls
Anne Rappold
Paula Reymann
Krystle Riley
Alecia and Kevin Rister
Rotary International - Baytown
Darleen Schauer
Brandon Scherling
John Alexander Schultz
Mary Eliza and Park Shaper
Norman Sheridan
Sherman Foundation
Shipley Do-Nuts/Lawrence Shipley III
Ginny and L.E. Simmons
Sammy Siu
Sue Smith
Ms. Tamara Smith
Warren D. Snell
Dr. H. Dirk Sostman
Statesman Business Advisors, LLC
Eric Stetenfeld
Donald and Cynthia Stevenson
Ms. Christina M. Talley
Mr. and Mrs. Pravin Taneja
Pepper and Gigi Carlita Taneja
Ms. Pauline Todd
Ginny and Steve Torno
Lynda K. Underwood
Virene Family
Ms. Elizabeth C. Walter
Paula and Rusty Walter
Mrs. Martha S. Walton
Mingtao Wang
Sam Waters
Gail Weatherly
Weil, Gotshal & Manges Foundation
Kay and Ewing Werlein Jr.
David Wilkins
Dr. Amy S. Wright
Dr. Ivan Zamora
Eve Zhao

*Gifts through 8.20.2020

Please email if you are aware of gifts that are not reflected in this list. We would be very grateful for your assistance.