Monday, 24 June 2024

Lyda Hill, Chairman, L H Holdings Inc.

Champion's Profile

"Net Worth: NA Lyda Hill is a Dallas entrepreneur, philanthropist,and the chairman of both LH Holdings, Inc., a private investment firm, and the Lyda Hill Foundation. Through her for-profit and not-for-profit investments, she is committed to funding game-changing advances in science and nature, to empowering nonprofit organizations, and to improving the local communities of greatest importance to her, North Texas and Colorado Springs. In recent years she has focused her efforts on a number of life sciences related philanthropic causes, prime ones incuding a $50 million pledge to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Moon Shots Program which aims to combat and eliminate cancer; a $20 million grant to her alma mater, The Hockaday School, to fund a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) program. "

UNDP SDG

Life Sciences and Nature

Description and impact

The Lyda Hill Foundation is a private foundation committed to funding transformational advances in science and nature, empowering nonprofit organizations, and to improving the North Texas and Colorado Springs communities. The organizational ethos of the Lyda Hill Foundation reflects a mix of entrepreneurial vigor and a commitment to balancing profit with purpose.The foundation is committed to investing in solutions, as opposed to incremental change, seeking to invest in transformational initiatives that have the potential to impact global issues such as food safety, ocean conservation, medical research, and other related efforts.