Since the formation of the Wood Family Foundation, over $9 million has been reinvested into our community to improve the lives of men, women and children. With our major objectives focused on education and healthcare, the Foundation helps families, and Odessa, grow and prosper.
Here is a partial list of organizations and non-profits that have benefitted from Foundation grants:
- The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
- Odessa College
- Wagner Noël Performing Art Center
- Texas Tech University – College of Business
- Texas State University
- The George W. Bush Tennis Center
- Parks Methodist Retirement Village
- The Odessa YMCA
- The Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities (now Odessa Arts)
- Medical Center Health System Foundation
- The Crisis Center of West Texas
- The Presidential Museum in Odessa (now the John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute)
Texas Tech University Health Science Center Simulation Center
Wood Family donates the lead gift to equip Texas Texas University Health Science Center Simulation Center at Medical Center Hospital
Texas Tech University Health Science Center students in the Permian Basin now benefit from the latest in simulation training using the equipment provided by a Wood Family Foundation grant. The new clinical simulation center at Odessa’s Medical Center Hospital is an interdisciplinary educational laboratory that promotes safe, quality patient care through innovative simulation technologies.
The 13,789 square foot facility provides realistic patient care environments such as hospital and clinical exam rooms, as well as an operating suite and scrub room. TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., said that the gift from the Wood Family establishes an important foundation for clinical simulation and medical education in the Permian Basin. Each room is equipped with a computerized digital audio-visual system as well as high-tech training simulators, mannequins and other supplies.
Odessa Crisis Center Angel House
Odessa Crisis Center receives $1 million grant for new Angel House to aid victims of domestic and sexual violence
The proposed new Louise Wood Angel House, made possible through a lead grant provided by the Wood Family Foundation, will be located adjacent to the Crisis Center’s administrative offices in Odessa. It will accommodate more than three times the families being served at the center’s current location in Odessa. It will be a highly secure safe haven for women, children and men away from those who would victimize them, and provide a loving and supportive environment for their recovery. This new facility, which will open in 2019, will be a life-changing place for those in need of help and security as a result of domestic and sexual abuse.
New Stroke Center in Odessa
Wood Family attends the opening of the new Stroke Center of Excellence in Odessa
Members of the Wood Family attended the grand opening of the new Stroke Center of Excellence at Odessa’s Medical Center Hospital in January of 2016. The 9-central unit of Medical Center Hospital will now be known as the Abdul Kadir, M.D. Stroke Center of Excellence due to a generous contribution of $1.5 million by the Wood Family Foundation. With this gift, the Wood Family is honoring Dr. Kadir for his dedication, compassion, and service to the community.