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Franci Neely on the health benefits of giving back

As the old adage goes: Health is wealth. But Houston-area philanthropist Franci Neely muses sharing actual wealth could be the key to better health.

They say it’s not about what one receives, but rather about what one gives. The retired attorney and former partner at Susman Godfrey LLP devotes much of her time to giving back to causes close to her heart. While she is a generous patron of the Houston Cinema Arts Society — of which she is a founder — The Menil Collection, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Holocaust Museum Houston, and the Texas Civil Rights Projects, among others, Franci Neely also has her own Franci Neely Foundation, through which she’s supported more than 100 nonprofit organizations.

And the Houston-based benefactor is apparently onto something.


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