The 21st Annual INTEGRIS Gala was held Friday, May 31 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum raising more than $1.2M to benefit the INTEGRIS Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute welcoming more than 800 guests.
A portion of the evening’s proceeds will launch an advanced disease management program to improve patient outcomes. At the event, Dr. Scott and Leslie Samara made a surprise gift of $250,000 to kickstart a transplant patient assistance scholarship. More than 275 attendees responded by collectively giving another $200,000.
Also at the event, Drs. Paul Silverstein and Amalia Miranda were named the 2019 INTEGRIS Philanthropists of the Year, whose contributions span many decades and personal commitments to the INTEGRIS burn center exceeding one million dollars. This annual award is bestowed upon passionate advocates whose service offers charitable goodwill to the community with vision and leadership. The Philanthropist of the Year award celebrates transformational and visionary philanthropy within the INTEGRIS system.
This year’s gala executive committee was comprised of Aly El Banayosy, M.D., Jose-Marie El-Amm, M.D., Douglas Horstmanshof, M.D. Vivek Kohli, M.D., James Long, M.D., Mark Rolfe, M.D., E.N. Scott Samara, M.D., Trushar Patel, M.D., Kay Shields Ragan and Anne Skuta.
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