In North Texas fundraising circles, it seems like everybody knows one of the Krauses. There’s David Krause, whose resume includes fundraising for Baylor Health Care System Foundation (1987-1995), Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (1996 to 2005) and Parkland Hospital Foundation (2005 to 2019), where he led the $150M campaign. And there’s his wife, Cynthia Krause, who has been part of the Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation for 20 years as Senior Trust Counsel and VP of Gift Planning.
And while you may think you know brunette Cynthia, there’s a way back story and a more current one that has just come to light.
It was after joining the foundation that she became a patient at Baylor to have a set of triplets. Despite best efforts, only little Abigail survived. As Cynthia recalled, she had first-hand experience in receiving the compassion and professionalism of the healthcare staff throughout her journey.
Fast-forward 28 years. It would be just about the time when Abigail was preparing to get married that her mom once again found herself on the other side of the Baylor world in need of its services. After waiting two years, Cynthia realized she was past due for her mammogram. Thank heaven, she didn’t wait any longer.
The rest of her story is revealed in the second chapter of the Foundation’s 2021 “Celebrating Women” video series. At the end of the video is a QR code that will take you to the Foundation website and help you schedule a mammogram and/or make a donation to support the fight against breast cancer.
Barbara Lord Watkins says
What a wonderful and inspiring story. Thank you Cynthia for sharing.