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Foundation Hosted Seventh Annual Callier Cares Luncheon

The seventh annual Callier Cares Luncheon raised $296,500 to benefit patients in need through the Callier Care Fund. We appreciate honorary chairmen Joyce and Larry Lacerte and luncheon chair Beth Thoele for making this event a tremendous success. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful luncheon host committee, our generous supporters and our loyal sponsors. Please save the date for next year's luncheon on Monday, April 15, 2019.

The Meadows Foundation was honored with the 2018 Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award. The annual award is presented to an individual or group who has contributed significantly to the betterment of the community and to advancing the care of patients with communication disorders.

In 1948, Al and Virginia Meadows established The Meadows Foundation, a private family philanthropy, to benefit the people of Texas. Since its inception, the foundation has disbursed more than $1.1 billion in grants to more than 3,500 Texas institutions and agencies.


Bruce Esterline, Tricia George, Dr. Ken Altshuler and
Dr. Tom Campbell

One of the first two grants ever bestowed by The Meadows Foundation was for $500 to the Pilot Institute for the Deaf in 1950. The Pilot Institute was the first center for deaf children in Dallas and later merged with the Dallas Speech and Hearing Center, the Dallas Council for the Deaf and the Callier Hearing and Speech Center to form one cooperative program, now known as the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Read more

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1. Beth and Chuck Thoele 2. Joyce and Larry Lacerte 3. Ann and Bob Dyer, Nancy Carter

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