News and analysis
February 06, 2011

No. 47: Harold C. and Annette C. Simmons


Harold C. and Annette C. Simmons

Amount donated in 2010: $20.03-million

Beneficiary: Baylor Health Care System Foundation

Donors’ background: Mr. Simmons is chairman of Titanium Metals Corporation and founded Contran, a holding company, in Dallas.

Mr. Simmons, 79, and his wife, Annette, 75, pledged $20-million to the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, in Dallas, to endow the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute.

The couple paid $5-million toward the pledge in 2010 and plan to pay the remainder in annual $5-million increments through 2013.

The donors also gave the health-system foundation two smaller donations: One of $25,000 for the foundation’s Celebrating Women breast cancer fund-raising campaign and another of $2,500 for its Advancing Nursing Excellence scholarship program. Ms. Simmons serves on the foundation’s Board of Directors.

—Maria Di Mento

Previous Appearances on the list

Year

Rank

Total donated or pledged

2007

22

$96.6-million

2005

17

$61.5-million

 

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