Jack Stephens Gives $2.5 Million to St. Vincent Heart Center

by Arkansas Business staff  on Tuesday, Sep. 9, 2003 3:15 pm  

Jackson T. Stephens, chairman of the board of Stephens Group Inc., on Tuesday gave $2.5 million to the St. Vincent Heart Center at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center.

Stephen Mansfield, St. Vincent president and CEO, said the money will be used to complete the new St. Vincent Heart Center and purchase surgical technology.

Nan Selz, president for the St. Vincent Foundation, said the Stephens gift is the largest received by the hospital in recent history.

"We are a nonprofit hospital. This gift is of enormous value to us in caring for our patients," Selz said. "We are extremely grateful to Mr. Stephens for his generosity."

The second floor of St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock will house the St. Vincent Heart Center. The floor is now under renovation, with the grand opening planned for February 2004.

In August, Stephens gave the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., $10 million to fund renovations to the academy's Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, which will be named "Jack Stephens Field."



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