• The Center mourns the loss of a dear friend and tireless CVL supporter. click here

  • CVL councilmember and benefactor’s life remembered in the Dallas Morning here

  • Aging-themed issue of Nautilus Magazine explores cognitive benefits of learning a new game such as chess, cites here

  • ‘Fitizen’ group at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas learns about research at CVL. click here

  • CVL research published in JoN finds that some memories persist in the face of strong interference. click here

  • Dr. Sara Festini’s research probes busyness levels and cognitive here

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CVl Annual Review

CVl Annual Review

Charting Our Progress is CVL’s annual review, with archives available

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Remembering Bill Booziotis

Bill Booziotis passed away on May 11, 2016, after a lengthy illness. Bill was a brilliant architect, a civic leader, a wonderful father and grandfather, as well as an early and sustained champion of the Center for Vital Longevity. Bill attended the first dinner associated with the Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference in January of 2010, and announced to Denise that very evening that he was taking on CVL as a development project. From that day forward, he was a guardian angel to the Center. He immediately developed the “Directors Research Circle,” which rapidly became a key community funding vehicle for the Center. He served continuously on the Center’s Advisory Council and played a significant role in every major step forward that the Center has taken. Bill worked tirelessly to connect the Center leadership with donors and to the philanthropic community in Dallas. Bill also contributed generously and often to the Center. He, along with his late wife Jean Booziotis, endowed a highly visible community lecture for the Center that is widely attended and has been a great success. Bill was consistently available to both of us for advice, dinners, and counsel, while at the same time serving his community in innumerable other ways and simultaneously running a highly successful and innovative architectural firm. His work ethic, his character and kindness, combined with his unmatched joie de vivre and drive to “give back and make better” were extraordinary. Bill was wise, effective and modest. Bill was, in short, one of the best human beings we have ever known.

We nominated Bill for the UT Dallas Gifford K. Johnson Community Leadership Award and we were thrilled when he won. He martialled his limited physical resources and spoke eloquently at the awards dinner on April 21, 2016, less than three weeks before he died. He talked about the formation of UT Dallas, his work with CVL and the importance of “giving back” to the community. Bill led a life of such productivity and meaning, inspiring all around him to reach higher, dig deeper, and be kinder. Bill was a person against whom we all measured ourselves and fell short. He led a big-picture life focused on transformative efforts with measurable outcomes. Bill will be missed forever, but we can say with certainty that he will be remembered at CVL always, thanks to his generosity and careful planning. Bill led a brilliant life and dealt heroically with a prolonged illness. We celebrate our dear friend for his genius, modesty, acerbic wittiness, love of parties and friends, for his inherent goodness and for the joy that he spread throughout any room he entered.

– Denise Park and Michael Rugg