Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
The men and women of Sammons celebrated the announcement by Baylor Health Care System of a historic $20 million gift from the Sammons Dallas Foundation. Baylor was one of six Dallas beneficiaries of a $100 million gift in December 2009. Baylor named the first and second generations of its cancer center in honor of Mr. Sammons. Mr. Sammons and the employees of his companies made the first of many gifts to Baylor in 1955.
Mr. Sammons set the standard
Mr. Sammons and his employees made contributions to support those in need within the Dallas community as early as the 1950s. This 1972 photograph shows Mr. Sammons presenting a check to the Dallas Society for Crippled Children, now Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. On Mr. Sammons’ birthday, also known as Founder’s Day, company departments competed to see who could raise the most money. Mr. Sammons matched the total, and the contribution was given to local charities.
Charles A. Sammons Tower
Methodist Health System was a beneficiary of the $100 million gift from the Sammons Dallas Foundation to six local non-profit organizations in 2009. Some of the money was used to build the Charles A. Sammons Tower. The new six-story critical care center includes 58 new emergency rooms, six trauma suites, eight surgical suites, a 36-bed critical care unit and the ability to expand as need arises.
Upon the occasion of 20 years of service by Mrs. Elaine D. Sammons as Chairman of Sammons Enterprises, Inc., and the company’s 70th anniversary, the women and men of Sammons Enterprises, Inc. honored Mr. and Mrs. Sammons by naming the Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park in the Dallas performing arts center in their memory. The public announcement was celebrated at the Nasher Sculpture Center in October 2008. In a display of the humility characteristic of Mr. and Mrs. Sammons, she often referred to the park as ‘the people’s park.’
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