Houston Treasures for 2018
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Marcy Taub Wessel and her brother Henry J.N. Taub II have continued the family tradition of giving back to the community by personally getting involved with and supporting many deserving causes. The primary focus of their philanthropy has been medical research, providing quality healthcare for all, education, law enforcement, and the visual and performing arts. In particular, they have always had a passion to support children and the underserved.
Marcy Taub Wessel, wife of Thomas Freimuth Wessel and proud mother of Henry, businesswoman, and philanthropist, graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University with her BA, MBA, and MS in Real Estate. She is President of MetCo Capital Corporation, Loop 610 West, Ltd., and MetCo Realty, Ltd. Driven to make a difference in her community, Marcy serves as a Trustee of Harris County Hospital District Foundation, Baylor Medical Foundation, The Pauline Sterne Wolff Memorial Foundation, The Menil Collection, Taub Foundation, as well as an Advisory Director of the Alley Theatre.
Henry J.N. Taub II, President of Texan Land and Cattle Company, graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Business Administration. He serves as Chairman of the Board for Harris County Hospital District Foundation, Director and past Chairman for Texas Ranger Association Foundation, past Director and past Chairman for Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation, Trustee of Baylor College of Medicine, Trustee of Ruth and Ted Bauer Family Foundation, and President of Baylor Medical Foundation, Taub Foundation, and The Pauline Sterne Wolff Memorial Foundation.
The Taubs have given major gifts to Ben Taub Hospital, the Carol and Henry J.N. Taub Campus and Library at St. John’s School, The Menil Collection, DePelchin Children’s Center, and the Carol and Henry J.N. Taub Gymnasium and Theater at San Jacinto Elementary School. They also coordinate charitable events, such as the Harris County Hospital District Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Jubilee of Caring in 2017, held in support of the renovations of the 1st floor of the Ben Taub Hospital Level I Trauma Center.