Contis Leave Lasting Legacy of Service and Philanthropy
Dr. Vincent R. Conti and his wife, Andrea, had a number of reasons
for their decision to give a significant portion of their retirement
assets to UTMB.
The paramount motivation for their generosity?
“This is a legacy that makes us feel like our services to the university
will be remembered,” Dr. Conti said. “We wish to enhance the
prospects of new faculty and students to contribute to the academic
and clinical goals of the university.”
His wife shares a similar sentiment.
“I most want to be remembered for my contributions to nursing staff
development and continuing nursing education,” she said.
Dr. Conti devoted his career, more than 30 years, to UTMB’s Division
of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and has served as its chief since 1982.
Andrea Conti, a School of Nursing alumna, retired in 1995 as director
of Nursing Staff Development. She then worked in continuing nursing
education as a clinical assistant professor.
Through their planned gifts, the Contis established the Vincent R.
Conti, MD Distinguished University Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery
and the Andrea J. Conti, RN, MSN Endowment Fund for the School
of Nursing. Her namesake fund will be divided into a nursing chair
and a scholarship fund for nursing students.
The Conti endowments ensure that the couple’s tireless work and
generosity will be remembered throughout the life of this institution.
“Through our endowment we can contribute to UTMB’s further
development and make this position that much more attractive,”
Dr. Conti said. “We feel good about returning back to UTMB
resources we’ve actually generated from our services here.”