the torch Spring 2015, Issue 1 - Page 6

FEATURE $2 million Rees-Jones Foundation grant to support Canine Companions for Independence® At the February Baylor Health Care System Foundation board meeting, Foundation president, Rowland K. Robinson, made an exciting announcement that The Rees-Jones Foundation has made a generous $2 million grant in support of the Canine Companions for Independence® at Baylor Scott & White Health - Kinkeade Campus. In honor of this gift, the building that houses functions in support of the dogs will be named the Jan Rees-Jones Canine Center. The Center will house a veterinary clinic and radiology lab equipped for minor procedures and observation of each dog in residence. The Center will also be equipped with a food prep kitchen, grooming spa and laundry facility in addition to office space for the kennel staff. “We are so excited to be a part of this new project,” said Jan Rees-Jones. “We believe wholeheartedly in the healing power of a dog, whether it be a highly trained service dog, a compassionate therapy dog or a faithful companion giving unconditional 6 “When we learned that Baylor and CCI were entering into this