legacy giving

" I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples" 

 ~ Mother Theresa

ed bland jr. memorial endowment

Born to Edward Cole Bland and Evalyn Blakey Bland in Kansas City, Missouri on February 26, 1945, he grew up around the world as the oldest son in an Air Force family. He graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque NM in 1963 and then attended New Mexico Military Institute (1963-65) on a football scholarship.

Upon graduation from Texas Tech University in 1968, he entered the U.S. Army as an officer in the Medical Service Corps. Ed retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after twenty years of distinguished service. He received numerous military awards, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. Ed served overseas tours in Vietnam, Panama, and Korea. While in the Army, he received his master’s degree in Health Administration from Baylor University.

In 1988, Ed began his civilian career as a hospital administrator in northern California. He first worked in Sacramento and later was named CEO of Colusa Community Hospital, followed by Healdsburg Community Hospital. He was a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 1994, Ed was named Rural Hospital Administrator of the Year for California.

In 2002, Ed and Donna entered a third chapter in their lives, joining the Rafiki Foundation, a Christian organization that provides homes and schools for orphan children in ten countries in Africa. Ed was director of the Rafiki Village in Liberia and then in Malawi. He also supervised construction of schools and taught in Zambia, Ghana, and Nigeria.

After retirement, Ed and Donna made their home in Katy TX. Ed was very active in Christ Church (Presbyterian Church in America), the Rotary Club of Katy, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182. He was a board member for Christ Clinic in Katy. Ed was thankful for the opportunities to serve his Lord and his fellow man.

help us reach $4M

In 2017, Christ Clinic leadership made a promise to honor the legacy of Edward Cole Bland Jr. by establishing Ed Bland Jr. Memorial Endowment Fund with a goal to raise $4 million. 

The endowment builds a sustainable funding source to support the organization's ability to provide quality medical care for nearly 6,000 (and growing) uninsured adults without access to primary care.

Donations may be made through:

  • Cash
  • Appreciated stocks/bonds
  • Life insurance
  • Bequests
  • Trust fund
  • Retirement fund
  • Memorial tribute

Pledges may be paid over 4 years.

Donor keepsake LEaf

Please consider contributing to our “Giving Tree” Donor Recognition Wall by purchasing a 4” x 1 ” Keepsake Leaf.  Your Keepsake Leaf will be added to our “Giving Tree” located in the clinic waiting area. 

$300 Gold

$200 Silver

$100 Bronze

Complete the Donor Keepsake Leaf Form