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The Trinity Family Foundation Grants Major Gift to Center for BrainHealth to Honor the Memory of Al G. Hill, Jr.

Trinity Family Foundation, Al G. Hill, Jr. Ellipse dedication

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The Trinity Family Foundation has pledged a generous $4 million gift to Center for BrainHealth to advance the science of brain health, in memory of Al G. Hill, Jr., renowned Dallas entrepreneur and philanthropist. The thoughtful investment will support burgeoning research at Center for BrainHealth, focused on deepening our understanding of neuroplasticity – the brain’s lifelong ability to change, adapt, get stronger and work better. In recognition and gratitude, the center’s premier gathering hall is now named the Al G. Hill, Jr. Ellipse. This one-of-a-kind space features a magnificent chandelier created by David Gappa called “Introspection.” The custom piece of art with handblown glass depicts active neural synapses. The versatile venue welcomes leaders and scientists from around the globe and provides a unique space for major gatherings.


"Al was a true citizen scientist," said the center’s chief director Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD. "Over the years, he challenged us to continue uncovering and validating ways to measure brain improvement. We are humbled by this generosity, and our team of experts will continue making the seemingly impossible a reality – developing the first-ever measurements tracking improvement in the brain’s function, along with accessible protocols to continually build brain-healthy habits."


"Center for BrainHealth is laser-focused on the science of brain health and performance. Their distinguished researchers are taking giant strides to spark a brain health revolution among all people, worldwide. We believe there could be no more fitting way to celebrate our father’s legacy," said Heather Hill Washburne and Elisa Hill Summers of The Trinity Family Foundation.
With this gift and other recent support, center’s Limitless BrainHealth Campaign has now passed the $46 million mark toward its $50 million goal."We have deep appreciation and gratitude for this monumental gift from The Trinity Family Foundation. Their support empowers the center to continue its pioneering science and expands is ability to reach all sectors of the population and empower people to thrive through better brain health," said Debbie Francis, Limitless BrainHealth Campaign co-chair and longtime friend of Al Hill, Jr.ABOUT CENTER FOR BRAINHEALTHCenter for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, is a translational research institute committed to enhancing, preserving, and restoring brain health across the lifespan. Major research areas include the use of functional and structural neuroimaging techniques to better understand the neurobiology supporting cognition and emotion in health and disease. This leading-edge scientific exploration is translated quickly into practical innovations to improve how people think, work and live, empowering people of all ages to unlock their brain potential. Translational innovations build on Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Tactics (SMART™), a proprietary methodology developed and tested by BrainHealth researchers and other teams over three decades.

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Elisa Summers and Heather Washburne of The Trinity Family Foundation

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