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Local doctor's donation to food bank honors businessman

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Dr. Gurdev Gill has provided the South Plains Food Bank with a recent donation providing 25,000 meals across the South Plains in honor of his friend, Alan White, PlainsCapital Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

"A generous donation like this will go a long way in assisting us in providing necessary meals for our neighbors throughout the South Plains who are struggling with food insecurity," said South Plains Food Bank Chief Executive Officer David Weaver. "We are also pleased that Dr. Gill would choose our organization as a way to honor Mr. White, who has been a driving force of progress and economic development in our community over the years."

Dr. Gill has been a long time friend of White's and has served for many years on the Advisory Board of PlainsCapital Bank.

"I want to honor Alan because he has been a tremendous supporter of this community," said Dr. Gill, a renowned Lubbock orthopedic surgeon. "Through the [PlainsCapital] Bank, he has recently supported the Lubbock Independent School district and the [South Plains] Food Bank. He continues to make the Lubbock economy and people a priority. He deserves to be honored for his contributions to Lubbock."

Alan White has held many distinguished positions over the years such as chairman of the Texas Tech Board of Regents; Texas Tech University President's Council member; Texas Tech School of Business Chief Executive's Roundtable founding chairman; Texas Tech University Foundation executive committee member; Red Raider Club chairman; Covenant Health System Board of Trustees chairman; Texas Hospital Association board member; and Methodist Hospital System Board of Trustees chairman.

He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Texas Tech Alumni Association in 2005; was inducted to the Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Legacy in 2003 as well as the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame in 2002. White was also named "Outstanding CEO" by Texas Tech Rawls College of Business in 2001. He currently serves on the 2012 NCAA Men's Final 4 Local Organizing Committee Board of Directors and Circle Ten Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors. White is the North Texas Super Bowl Committee chairman and a Cotton Bowl Athletic Association board member. He is a Dallas Citizens Council member and an MD Anderson Cancer Center Living Legend Committee member. 

He was also named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Citizens of the Past 100 Years by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in 2008.  

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