Giving Back In the Community

Giving back in the community at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas, is an honor and a privilege for three A&M-Commerce alumni and Scottish Rite Masons-Fred E. Allen, vice president of the TSRHC Board of Trustees; Bob Walker, TSRHC’s executive vice president and administrator; and Lee Drain, vice chairman of the board of trustees.

“I have enjoyed serving on the board of trustees for the last 25 years and, as a Mason, value the importance of giving back to ensure that the hospital continues to treat Texas children for the next 90 years,” Allen said.

As members of the TSRHC Board of Trustees, Allen, Drain, and Walker, a member of the administrative staff since 1979, have had opportunities to serve their community faithfully by ensuring children and their families receive the best possible care from one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.

“It has been my privilege, for the last 32 years, to be part of an organization dedicated to the health and happiness of children” Walker said. “I believe in helping others reach their fullest potential, and I am humbled and fulfilled by the tremendous work that takes place each day to improve the lives of young children.”

According to Drain, “The most important things in life don’t cost a dime—courtesy, consideration and thoughtfulness for others—and they pay big dividends.”