WAS HE HON­OURED FOR HIS DO­NA­TIONS?

Calgary Herald - - CLASSIFIED -

Among sev­eral awards, he was given the Out­stand­ing Phi­lan­thropist Award by the As­so­ci­a­tion of Fundrais­ing Pro­fes­sion­als in 2001 and was later added to the Hall of Fame for Car­ing Amer­i­cans in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. Chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal pres­i­dent Chris Gess­ner said Lexie was an “in­spi­ra­tion for us all.” Dr. Sa­muel Ko­coshis, who worked at Chil­dren’s in the 1980s and ’90s, told the Post-Gazette his ox­ford shoes had a stand­ing Fri­day date with Lexie. “He was quite an in­spi­ra­tional hu­man be­ing,” he told the pa­per. “He wasn’t a minute early or a minute late. Though he had learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties, he re­ally was a wiz­ard with num­bers” and would hold court on ev­ery­thing from sports to pol­i­tics dur­ing lunches with the CEO and doc­tors.

“I think in many ways he re­ally taught us what our ul­ti­mate goal was and that was to help chil­dren.”

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