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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

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