Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation has received more than $2.8 million in donations for the Faith Presbyterian Hospice’s T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center.
Four Dallas couples, individuals, and families—Sammye and Mike Myers, Charlotte Test, Margot and Ross Perot, and the family of the late Don Hodges—donated to the hospice and care center, which will be the first stand-alone inpatient hospice center of its kind in Dallas.
The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center will provide a comfortable and caring environment for people facing end-of-life illnesses. The center will allows patients to transition from the hospital to home for hospice services, and will include 36 lake-facing patient rooms designed for end-of-life journeys for patients, as well as transitional care for patients who plan to return home for hospice care.
The $43 million, 53,388-square-foot facility spans a 9.3-acre campus and is expected to serve 1,200 families annually.
Peter Lynch, executive director of the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation, said in a statement that the gifts will help serve families in Dallas by enhancing landscaping and various other areas both indoors and outdoors at the center.
“The center is a reality thanks to our many donors, and because of their support, we will provide comfort and quality time for families to spend together,” Lynch said.
The donors and amounts according to Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation are as follows:
- $1 million from Sammye and Mike Myers
- $344,500 from Charlotte Test (adding to her previous donation of $2.5 million to the center)
- $1 million from the family of the late Don Hodges
- $500,000 from Margot and Ross Perot
The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center is a part of Presbyterian Communities and Services, a faith-based, not-for-profit organization. It plans to accept its first patient on Feb. 15.