CPRIT Foundation Releases List of Donors

Hoping to increase transparency, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Foundation — a nonprofit that supplements the salaries of the executive director and chief scientist of the state’s beleaguered $3 billion cancer research agency — released a full list of its donors on Thursday. 

"In light of recent developments associated with the institute, we believe it is appropriate to make this information publicly available at this time," Marc Palazzo, the foundation's spokesman, said in a statement. 

Many donations to the foundation, revealed in the list released Thursday, came from people with close ties to CPRIT. James “Jimmy” Mansour ...

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