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Gift Options in Memory of James H. Steele, DVM, MPH

Published: November 13, 2013 by Jenna C. Taylor

Many thanks for your interest in making a donation to honor the amazing life’s work of Dr. James Steele. He has designated one of these three tax deductible gift options.Also, be sure to order your copy of the James H. Steele biography—see below. For tax deductible donations to the University of Texas, please designate what your gift is for on your check:

  • James H. Steele Lecture Series – Every year for the last 21 years on or about Dr. Steele’s birthday on April 3, an invited lecture is delivered at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, Texas by a world renowned veterinarian, physician, or scientist. The lecture was always attended by Dr. Steele himself where he was surrounded by colleagues, friends and students in attendance. Your gift would be used to defray expenses related to this event which we hope will last into perpetuity.
  • James H. Steele Professorship - This endowment helps to fund a professorial position in the University of Texas in Dr. Steele’s name to further research and education in the field of veterinary public health and One Health.

Please mail your check to:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Office of Development
Attn: gift processing
P.O. Box 301413
Dallas, TX 75303-1413
United States of America

Online donations can be made at

  • The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) – The AVES was established by Dr. Steele in 1964 to honor K.F. Meyer’s amazing career in veterinary medicine. Every year the Meyer-Steele Gold-Headed Cane is presented to one or two outstanding scientists for their lifelong career contributions to veterinary medicine, public health and One Health. Other exceptional scientists are recognized with honorary diplomas. Your gift will allow the AVES to continue to provide this recognition and to establish student awards in the future. Your gift will help Dr. Steele’s dream “carry on” toward a bright future for the world.

Please mail your check to:
P.O. Box 11093
Lexington, KY 40512

  • One Man, One Medicine, One Health: The James H. Steele Story – This is a biography of Dr. Steele’s life that you won’t want to miss. All proceeds go to the James Steele endowments described above at the University of Texas. It is available on at this link: