Dental school

The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation donated $25 million to start a dental school in El Paso.

The result will be the first dental school to be opened in Texas in almost 50 years.

Yes, the Hunt’s have made a lot of money in El Paso.

They did not have to donate the $25 million but chose to anyway.

I thank them.

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8 Responses to Dental school

  1. Anonymous says:

    if they have so much extra money laying around why did taxpayers have to pay for the baseball stadium to house their minor league team?

    there are two reasons people do things: the real reason and the reason they tell everyone

    a dental school named after the hunts will, in reality, do almost nothing to help the day-to-day lives of the citizens of el paso. tax-wise it helps the hunts sigificantly

    they could have offered the money to pay down bond debt on the stadium, which would have benefitted the citizens of el paso. but they didn’t

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    • frater jason says:

      > a dental school named after the hunts will, in reality, do almost nothing to help the day-to-day lives of the citizens of el paso

      Traditionally dental schools offer low-cost services to the local community so their students have people to learn on. Under supervision, of course.

      As for me, I cross into Juarez for excellent, low-cost dental.


  2. Anonymous says:

    While I think it is great when a family that literally has made the bulk of their money on the taxpayer dime gives some back (Hunt Properties builds and manages military housing among other things and is one of the contractors under investigation for substandard housing conditions in the base housing projects they manage), but that $25 million is a drop in the bucket compared to what we’ve spent on the ballpark and will ultimately give their “bigger the boys more expensive the toys hobby” known as MountainStar for a soccer team.

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  3. The Game is Rigged for the 1% says:

    So they themselves are not giving anything their Foundation is. Donations to a foundation like this are usually tax deductible. So if they give say, $100 million to their charitable foundation, they can deduct $100 million from their taxes.
    If they used the money to pay down what is owed for the stadium, then they could not write it off as a tax deduction.

    We deserve better. Right Brutus?

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  4. Anonymous says:

    I will never understand the negative comments
    made regarding a family that could invest their money anywhere in the country or world and receive “tax deductions” elsewhere. They choose to Invest in their home town and why wouldn’t we just say…Thank You for investing here and for insuring that the first Dental School In 50 years happened here in El Paso. Thank you Hunt family!!!

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  5. JerryK says:

    I would rather they pay down the stadium debt as a charitable contribution. Damn, I would support even naming the stadium after Woody if that would help.

    BTW, I am very grateful for Hunt building the for-profit hospital here on the west side and will probably find myself in it one of these days 🙂


  6. Ow, my teeth hurt! says:

    The first dental school in 50 years eh? This is more an indictment of how the state universities allocate funds for needed improvements than it is on a Hunt. If the state needs to hit up billionaires in order to get a dental school, what does that say about how tax dollars are spent or how the legislature works?


  7. Rico Suave says:

    God Bless the Hunt Family


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