Who We Are - Mischer Gives Back
Walter M. Mischer, Sr.’s impact on the city of Houston goes far beyond his success in business. He and his wife, Mary, created the foundation with the hope that the contributions made would enrich the lives of many people throughout our community and elsewhere. Their focus has always been children, medical research and local projects that enhance the lives of others. Mrs. Mary A. Mischer continues the tradition they started together as the head of the foundation.
While the foundation has funded programs including Boys & Girls Country, The Star of Hope Mission, and Child Advocates, it has also funded the Center for Houston’s Future, Greater Houston Partnership, West Houston Association, The Council Waggoner Series, numerous softball teams and community activities. A special emphasis has been placed on healthcare-related endeavors. Contributions have been made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, the Texas Heart Institute, the Texas A & M Health Science Center, and the Baylor College of Medicine. Mr. Mischer chaired the capital campaign for the Texas A & M Institute of Biosciences & Technology at the Texas Medical Center where scientists and graduate students are involved in groundbreaking research including the prevention of birth defects.
As part of their commitment to the community and their support of healthcare and research, in 2005, the Mischer Family invested in the neuroscience program at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. The result was the Mischer Neuroscience Institute (MNI), a comprehensive neurological and neurosurgical program that brings together a team of world-class clinicians, researchers and educators whose insights and research findings are transforming the field of neuroscience. The Institute is built on a foundation of long-term collaboration between Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and patients come to MNI from around the world for treatment of rare and common diseases of the brain and spinal cord. READ MORE