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Disabilities Won't Slow Her Down

Disabilities Won't Slow Her Down

Emily Shryock Expresses Gratitude for Kristofer Robinson Scholarship

The Kristofer Robinson Scholarship supports quadriplegic and paraplegic individuals in the state of Texas, and was established by Kristofer Robinson who was injured and later died as a result of a car accident on I-635 in 2000.

After becoming a paraplegic due to complications of neurological Lyme Disease, Emily Shryock refused to let her disability take away her zeal for life. She started playing rugby, which helped her gain a new sense of confidence and independence.  She moved to Austin, Texas when she was recruited by the Texas Stampede Wheelchair Rugby Team. She is the only woman on the team and only the second woman in the U.S. to ever make it to the national level in the sport.

Thank you letter from Emily Shryock:

I wanted to write and say how grateful I am to have been selected as a recipient of the Kristofer Robinson Scholarship.

I just finished my first semester toward my Masters of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin and I plan to graduate in 2014. Attending grad school has many challenges, but thanks to the scholarship, financial concerns relating to school will be one less obstacle in the path of my education. I am very thankful for the support that will continue throughout my graduate school experience. Having my MSSW will open the doors to many future opportunities and will allow me to be more effective in my work educating and advocating with and for people with disabilities. -Emily Shryock

Christmas Coach: In the Vanguard of Giving

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Caruth gives Children’s Medical Center a van in lieu of gifts to honor his customers


Children’s Medical Center Van – 1975 Children’s Medical Center was the recipient of a new passenger van made possible by the W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation Fund of the Dallas Community Chest Trust Fund.

Intensive Love for Children: Newborn Philanthropy

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Blanche Swanzy Lange Special Care Newborn Nursery saves lives thanks to fund at CFT


Blanche Swanzy Lange Special Care Newborn Nursery – 1975 Blanche Swanzy Lange and Dr. Fred Lange, early founders of CFT, traveled the world in the interest of improving the medical conditions of children.

Giving to Learn: An Edifice for Education

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Carr P. & Ruth Collins Learning Center – 1973


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Investing in Entrepreneurs: Big News for Small Business

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Caruth Institute of Small Business Management – 1969


Caruth Institute of Small Business Management – 1969 A generous $200,000 gift from the W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation Fund initiated the establishment of the Caruth Institute of Small Business Management at Southern Methodist University in 1969.

Pumping Up Cardiac Care: The Hearts of Texas

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St. Paul Hospital Cardiac Research Grant – 1962


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The Early Years of Daycare

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Pearl C. Anderson Day Nursery - 1958


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W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund at CFT

W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund at CFT

William Walter Caruth, Jr.’s philanthropic goals were to support frontier-advancing projects in public safety, education, and scientific and medical research.


William Walter Caruth, Jr.’s philanthropic goals were to support frontier-advancing projects in public safety, education, and scientific and medical research. We are honored to continue the legacy of his generosity through strategic grantmaking while he was living and further carry out the wishes of his estate.