Press Release

April 27, 2011

Texas Donor, Ross Perot Jr., Makes Gift to Memorial for the Fallen

Ross, Perot Jr., has contributed $10,000 from Hillwood, his Dallas based company, to the capital campaign to construct and endow a Memorial at Lake Nona to those who served in the uniform of their country and did not return home to Central Florida, according to Jerry E. Pierce, Chairman of the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation.

“We are truly honored to have a Texas based company like Mr. Perot’s support our efforts at Lake Nona, Florida to honor the Fallen in our six county region of Central Florida,” said Pierce.  This is the campaign’s first major gift from outside Florida, according to Pierce.

Darcy Anderson, Vice Chairman of the Hillwood Company wrote in his letter to Mr. Pierce, “We are pleased to support your project in this way.”  Anderson was initially contacted about a contribution by the Campaign’s Honorary Chairman Lt. General (retired) Jay Garner of Windermere, who headed Iraq’s Reconstruction under President George W. Bush. 

The campaign has raised a total of $300,000 in gifts and pledges toward its phase one construction goal of $1.5 million. Information on the campaign can be found at

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