Gags and good memories
Kern Wildenthal knows all about Perot’s insistence on excellence.
Perot made his first gift of $200,000 to UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1983 to support a diabetes research project as a friendly gesture to the late Ralph Rogers, who had been chairman of Parkland Hospital.
When Rogers went back for a second helping, Perot balked.
“Ross said to Ralph, ‘You keep asking me for gifts for this medical school that nobody’s ever heard of. Show me evidence that this is a wor...