Carl Everett’s planned gift will create endowed professorship

TCOM Students Family Medicine

Carl E. Everett, DO, spent half of his life supporting the UNT Health Science Center.

As co-founder of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Everett tirelessly penned solicitation letters, hosted country club lunches and launched a “One Thousand Club” of donors to raise money for the institution that opened in 1970.

Later, he offered TCOM students on their geriatric rotations real-world experiences in the successful nursing homes he operated.

Carl E. Everett
Carl E. Everett, DO

And before his death at age 97 in 2012, Dr. Everett ensured through a planned gift that his legacy of support for the school would continue forever. Dr. Everett dedicated one-third of his residual estate to the UNTHSC Foundation, which will use the gift to establish an endowed professorship in Family Medicine.

“My father was a humble man who didn’t talk about his own accomplishments, but we knew he was very proud to have had a role in the creation of TCOM,” said his son, Richard Everett of Houston. “When he realized he had the opportunity to leave some money to continue his support for the institution, it made him very happy.”

UNTHSC honored Dr. Everett in 2011 by naming the Education and Administration Building after him. In 2009, he was awarded a “Doctor of Philanthropy” honorary degree, signifying the institution’s highest level of philanthropic support.

“We have named a building after Dr. Everett, but this endowment is perhaps even more durable than bricks and mortar,” said Don Peska, DO, Dean of TCOM. “This gift means that his vision for osteopathic medicine in our community will endure through our fifth decade and beyond.”

Endowed professorships allow UNTHSC to recruit and retain the best and brightest faculty. The Family Medicine professorship also will solidify one of TCOM’s core strengths of educating physicians to provide the highest-quality primary care in North Texas and across the United States.

“My father was a general practitioner who believed in having a personal relationship with patients,” Richard Everett said. “He would be delighted to know that his gift will help train future generations of physicians to fill that role.”

Recent News

Screenshot 2024 06 20 At 3.45.01 pm
  • Our People
|Jun 20, 2024

From sacrifice to success: a journey through physical therapy school

Ancelmo Mojarro came to Fort Worth to study. The Tyler native knew he wanted to be a physical therapist early on his undergraduate days. He embarked on his path to physical therapy a decade ago, inspired by a friend's suggestion amidst his quest to find his calling in the medical field. “I starte...
Garciarosanski
  • Our People
|Jun 20, 2024

HSC pro bono physical therapy program offers hope

For 70-year-old Beverly Rozanski, the journey to improved health has been long and challenging. Raised in Michigan, Rozanski spent her childhood and early adult years struggling with physical challenges that made even the simplest tasks seem insurmountable. However, her discovery of a pro bono p...
Mills John
  • Our People
|Jun 20, 2024

Team of HSC experts develops national position statement for NCCHC on care for aging patients in correctional facilities

Addressing an overlooked and sometimes neglected patient population, a group of experts from The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth partnered with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care to write a “Care for Aging Patients in the Correctional Setting” posit...
Jennifer Fix 2 Purple
  • Education
|Jun 18, 2024

Pharmacy technician shortage driving force behind new, online prep course

A self-paced, online Pharmacy Technician Preparation Course is now being offered through The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth as a way to help combat the shortage of pharmacy technicians at hospitals, health systems and retail pharmacies. Recognized by the Pharmacy Tech...