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Foundation Mission:

The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund is a private foundation to be held in perpetuity. The Trustees are authorized to distribute the income of the Fund to the following public charities:

1. 10% of annual distributions shall be to one or both of the following charities:
  a. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care Corporation, to be used for the care of crippled children in need of medical treatment and financial assistance, and
  b. Boysville, Inc., San Antonio, Texas.
2. The balance of annual distributions shall be to charitable organizations engaged in medical research with emphasis in awarding grants to be given to research to find cures for cancer, heart disease, arthritis, muscular dystrophy, retinitis, and/or maculative degeneration of the retina.

Announcements:

The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund Announces the 2015 Requests for Proposals for Voelcker Fund Young Investigator of $150,000 Per Year For Three Years ($450,000) to Support Young Scientists Conducting Basic and Translational Medical Research to Find Cures for Cancer, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Muscular Dystrophy, Retinitis, and/or Macular Degeneration of the Retina.

See Request for Proposals here.

The following are the 2014 award recipients, along with their institutions and project titles:

Dr. Jean Bopassa, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
G Protein Coupled Estrogen Receptor1 and Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

Dr. Edward Medina, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Pro-Myeloma Influence of Adipocyte-Derived Fatty Acids and Tumor Cell Lipogenesis


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