June 19, 2009
Alumnus makes $2.1 million gift to TCOM
Rick Hill, DO (TCOM ’78), and his wife, Cindy, have made an estate gift totaling $2.1 million, the largest single gift ever, to the UNT Health Science Center. When the gift is fully endowed, it will provide scholarships to Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) students training to become primary care physicians in Texas. The estate gift features assets including Hill’s collection of rare automobiles including a 1931 Model A and a 2005 Ford GT, among many others.
The Hills have also made an initial donation in honor of TCOM’s first dean, the late Henry Hardt, to award the first scholarship this year. Hill will honor others who were instrumental in his success with future annual gifts.
Rick Hill has practiced as a family physician in Humble, Texas, for 30 years. In recognition of his gift, he was presented the Doctor of Philanthropy honor by the Health Science Center at TCOM’s reception at the recent Texas Osteopathic Medical Association/Texas Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Family Physicians joint convention in Arlington.
Look for more on Hill and his donation in the upcoming Summer 2009 issue of North Texas Health and Science magazine.
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