The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center received another $2 million donation this week, putting organizers one step closer to the city of Dallas’ first standalone hospice facility.
The first phase of construction on the planned 100,000-square foot project costs $38.6 million. And with this donation, provided by the Hamon Charitable Foundation, the center is now just $2.7 million shy of that goal. Phase two will cost $14 million.
Hamon has now given $3.5 million total to the facility.
“I know the Pickens Center will help us ensure that those facing end-of-life illnesses will have the necessary support at their time of greatest need,” said Godwin Dixon, CEO of the organization heading the center, Presbyterian Communities and Services. “Dallas has long needed this level of support, and we are so very grateful for donors who understand the vision and need.”
The T. Boone Pickens Foundation started the donations with a gift of $18.4 million in 2007. The Harold Simmons Foundation followed by giving $10 million. Construction began last year.
Presbyterian is a nonprofit organization focusing on continuing senior care. It operates Faith Presbyterian Hospice, Grace Presbyterian Village, and Presbyterian Village North.
The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center will include a self-contained hospice complex for patients and their families. Also included will be bereavement centers, spiritual and outdoor reflection centers, as well as an education facility for patients, families, medical professionals, and students. The center is located on Merit Drive in North Dallas, behind Medical City Dallas.