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Mike Rawlings on Health Care

 

 


2005: $24 million for "The Bridge": health care for homeless

Appointed by a previous mayor in 2005 as chair of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, a volunteer position, Rawlings became known as the city's "homeless czar." After the city committed close to $24 million toward the Bridge, a facility to provide shelter, health care, and other services to the chronically homeless, he oversaw its construction and raised $12 million in private donations for its operations. "There is no question I've got access," Rawlings said about his fundraising efforts. But people don't give money because they're your friends. People give money because there is a big idea they can get excited about."
Source: Boston College Magazine, "Mike Rawlings '76" , Sep 1, 2011

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