Humanitarian Award Luncheon on May 19 Honored NuStar Energy Chairman Bill Greehey, and Raised $140,000 for #1 Respiratory Hospital, National Jewish Health
Bill Greehey, Chairman of NuStar Energy LP, NuStar GP Holdings LLC, and Haven for Hope, received the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award in front of 300 guests at a luncheon on May 19 at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio. The event raised $140,000 to support National Jewish Health, ranked by US News & World Report as the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation since 1998.
Leaders of the luncheon included Co-Chairs Pat Frost, of Frost Bank, and Michael Beldon, of Beldon Roofing
Company; Honorary Chair Tom Frost, of Frost Bank; and last year's honoree, Edith McAllister. They were joined by San Antonio notables District Attorney Susan D. Reed, University of Texas President Ricardo Romo, and KENS5 anchor Deborah Knapp, who served as the luncheon's emcee.
Community sponsors included NuStar Energy LP, Bank of San Antonio, the Honorable Dolph Briscoe Jr., The Greehey Family Foundation, Valero Energy Foundation, AT&T, Ernst & Young LLP (Randy Cain), Edith McAllister, Tennessee Pipeline Construction Company and Linda and Ed Whitacre. Special guests included National Jewish Health Trustees Mertie and Dale A. Wood, MD.
Bill Greehey retired as Chairman of Valero Energy Corporation in January 2006 after growing the company from a small, regional natural gas pipeline company to the largest refining company in North America. He replicated the same culture of success at NuStar, which is ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the best companies in the nation to work for.
Greehey serves as a role model of philanthropy, having established the Greehey Family Foundation, which has given tens of millions of dollars in grants to charities since it was established in 2004. Greehey also leads Haven for Hope, which seeks to transform the lives of the homeless by addressing the root causes of homelessness through education, job training and behavioral health services. While most "shelters" feed, clothe and shelter the homeless, Haven for Hope and its Partners will provide critical social services to help the homeless become self-sufficient individuals on a long-term basis.
National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.
National Jewish Health provides preeminent care for patients throughout the country, including 940 Texans in the last three years. In addition to directly caring for patients from Texas, our physicians last year provided expert one-on-one advice to 214 Texas physicians about the care of their patients. Sixty-seven physicians now practicing in Texas trained as fellows at National Jewish Health.