Mike Myers is a Dallas entrepreneur and philanthropist. And much to the delight of Parkland’s Dr. David Krause, Mike is $5M lighter.
This afternoon it was revealed that David’s wish to raise the final millions for the “I Stand for Parkland” $150M campaign was granted thanks to Mike with his $5M gift.
While the media announcement was made in the lobby of the still-under-construction lobby at Parkland, the leadership, like Lyda Hill, Ruth Altshuler and Caren Prothro, learned the news last night at a dinner.
Fundraising Co-Chairs Nancy Strauss Halbreich and Don Glendenning are still gasping with relief over the Myers moo-lah help for this incredibly needed effort. But Don doesn’t have time to rest. He’s got to work on his acceptance speech for the TACA Silver Cup. Ironically, the Silver Cup award was created by Nancy’s mom, the late Mayor Annette Strauss.
Congrats to the volunteers and staff of “I Stand for Parkland.” You done good.
* Photo credit: James Edwards