Dan Duncan (1933–2010)
Texas Children's Hospital lost a great friend when Houston business leader and philanthropist, Dan Duncan, unexpectedly passed away on March 28. Together, Jan and Dan Duncan served as honorary chairs of the hospital's Heal Sick Children campaign, acting as tireless advocates and helping to ensure the success of Texas Children's Vision 2010 initiatives.
In 2007, Jan and Dan Duncan made a record $50 million gift to launch the world's preeminent collaborative institute to study and treat pediatric neurological disorders. The gift was given to support the creation and development of the Neurological Research Institue. The institute is the first dedicated facility to use a multidisciplinary research approach to understand the unique issues of a child's brain structure, development patterns and related disseases.
Read his obituary from The New York Times