2019 Crude Association San Antonio

About Foundation

Monday, August 20, 2018 by Donna Brinson Cook


The Carl McCain Memorial Foundation


"Alzheimer's Association San Antonio & South Texas Chapter"  


The Carl McCain Foundation Information


The Carl McCain Memorial Foundation was established May 1, 1979, and named in memory of Carl McCain of Shreveport, LA. Carl was part of the domestic crude oil trading business for many years and was admired and respected by those who were privileged to know him.  He died in 1979 after an extended bout with cancer.  Carl McCain's illness and his concern for the welfare of his granddaughter, who was born severely handicapped during his last days, were the inspiration of the establishment of the Foundation.  The Foundation is a tax exempt, publicly supported organization in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service code Section 501 (c)3 and makes financial grants to, or on behalf of, individuals and families who work (or have worked) in the energy industry and who are financially overburdened for medically related reasons.


Funding for the Foundation comes from corporate and individual donations, through participation in industry golf tournaments as well as an annual Chili/Fajita Cook-Off and an annual Sporting Clay Competition. Each year, numerous companies in the energy industry gather to sustain this worthy purpose. From May 1, 1979, through present, the Foundation has made grants in excess of $8 million.


Alzheimer Association San Antonio & South Texas Chapter History


Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that damages and eventually destroys brain cells, leading to memory loss and changes in thinking and other brain functions. It usually develops slowly and gradually gets worse as brain function declines and brain cells eventually wither and die.  Ultimately, Alzheimer's is fatal and there is no cure.

In 1979, Jerome H. Stone, along with representatives from several family support groups, met with the National Institute on Aging to explore the value of a national, independent, non-profit organization to complement federal efforts surrounding Alzheimer's disease. That meeting resulted in the April 10, 1980 formation of the Alzheimer's Association with Mr. Stone as founding President.  The Alzheimer's Association is committed to accelerating the global effort to eliminate Alzheimer's disease. This organization is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through their national office and chapters in communities nationwide. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

With your participation and generosity, individuals in our industry can make a difference in changing the future of Alzheimer’s.

Web Site:http://www.alz.org/sanantonio/


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