The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber and its Board of Directors were presented with the 2012 Distinguished Organization Award during Tuesday’s Board of Directors meeting. 

“The Chamber is a proponent of great healthcare in Irving giving more than $27,000 last year as well as advocating our mission to its investors – ensuring the health of our community,” stated John Drake, President of Irving Healthcare Foundation.

The Distinguished Organization award is considered and approved by a select committee of the Irving Healthcare Foundation Board. The award is given only when it is merited–and is not awarded each year. It is presented to an organization that has contributed and advocated for enhanced health care in Irving by the support of Irving Healthcare Foundation (IHF) and the five healthcare beneficiaries.  Previous recipients of this prestigious award include: Siemens, NCH, IBM, Four Season’s Resort and Club at Las Colinas, Allstate, ExxonMobil and American Airlines.

In the last business year, Irving Healthcare Foundation, with the assistance of advocates including the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber, raised more than $1.7 million and granted $1.8 million to five healthcare beneficiaries including: Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Our Children’s House at Baylor-Irving, Irving Interfaith Clinic, Irving Dental Center and Battle Childhood Obesity.


Pictured from left to right: Tom Trotter, Chamber & IHF Board Member, Chris Wallace, Chamber’s President & CEO, Jo Ann Goin, Chamber’s Chairwoman & John Drake, IHF President



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