Baylor College of Medicine


Levy-Longenbaugh Fund fuels next-generation success of Baylor’s research, patient care mission

Continuing the philanthropic legacies of the Levy and Longenbaugh families, Lawrence and Linda Levy, donor advisors of the Levy-Longenbaugh Fund, made a $1.64 million gift supporting research and patient care initiatives at Baylor College of Medicine. The Fund grew out of the Gillson Longenbaugh Foundation, which was established by the late Alta G. Longenbaugh with the assistance of Mr. Levy, both of whom believed it was their responsibility to ensure the success of future generations.

The gift establishes the Alta G. Longenbaugh Professorship in Cancer Immunology, which generates perpetual annual income allowing Baylor’s Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center to recruit and retain an international leader in cancer immunology.

The gift also funds the Levy-Longenbaugh Research Awards, which provide young scientists with critical resources to advance novel scientific and medical research that can lead to improved patient care. Additionally, funding from the gift was distributed to two mental health programs in honor of Adolf A. “Bubba” Pfeffer Jr., who served as a Foundation board member for more than a decade. These programs provide no-cost teletherapy services to Texas children and families dealing with pandemic-related stress and to veterans who need counseling.

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