According to 2015 Methodist Health System Foundation Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award Co-Chairs Harold MacDowell, J. Robert “Bob” Ferguson and Louis B. “Ben” Houston,
“We are co-chairing the Methodist Health System Foundation Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award honoring our good friend, Jack Lowe, on Wednesday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. We’ve worked with Jack for many years at TDIndustries, and in fact, Bob and Ben have worked with him for 50 years! When we say that we’re helping Methodist Foundation President and CEO April Box Chamberlain come up with some surprises, we mean it as we have plenty of stories about him!
“If you want to receive an invitation to the patron party for underwriters contributing $10,000 and above, you’ll be invited to a patron party that will be at a high profile place as it has been in years past.
“Chamberlain said this about Jack, ‘His servant leadership has helped resolve many complex business and community issues, including support for the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), Momentous Institute, National Association of Corporate Directors/North Texas, Dallas Citizens Council and others. We look forward to honoring his many achievements, which have had an incredible impact in our community.’
“An interesting tidbit about Jack that you may not know: From 1962 to 1964 during a pivotal time in space exploration, he served in the U.S. Navy assigned to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, now called the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Of note is that he worked with the first group of astronauts including John Glenn, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong.
“Every recipient selects where the funds raised will benefit at Methodist. Because Jack believes in strengthening families, he has selected the CenteringPregnancy™ and Centering Parenting programs at Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic and Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Since the inception of CenteringPregnancy in 2009, this innovative prenatal program has reduced prematurity rates from 18 percent to 5.6 percent and repeat teen pregnancy rates from 28 percent to 2.7 percent. Centering Parenting focuses on baby’s first year, integrating health assessments, education, and support. Used together, these programs help to ensure a successful start for children and their families.
“For those interested in supporting the Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award, please contact Methodist Health System Foundation Vice President Angela Nash at 214.947.4596 or [email protected]. More information is available at https://foundation.methodisthealthsystem.org/.
* Photo provided by Methodist Health System Foundation