The Board of Directors with Maureen McCormick, speaker at Menninger's 2013 Annual Luncheon.

The O'Quinn Medical Tower at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

The John M. O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium

The Menninger Clinic Opens New Campus

April 11, 2012

The Menninger Clinic Commons

The John M. O'Quinn Campus
at the Children's Assessment Center

The John M. O'Quinn Campus Entrance
at the Children's Assessment Center

The Donor Wall at Menninger Clinic

The John M. O'Quinn Pavilion at the Texas Heart Institute

O'Quinn Law Library

University of Houston Law Center

The John M. O'Quinn Estuarial Corridor

Dedicated by Scenic Galveston in June 2010

Monarch School for Neurological Differences

"The John M. O'Quinn Memorial" at the Monarch School

NICU at Texas Children's Hospital

John Maurice O'Quinn (1941-2009)
John Maurice O'Quinn (1941-2009)  
John O’Quinn was a very special human being with extraordinary talents.  He embraced the challenges of life, and turned them into positives. He was a man of strength who stood tall for the underserved.  John was a modern day “David” in his courtroom battles with “Goliath”.   
 
A quintessential Texan, John was ruggedly handsome with the charm and grace of a nobleman - the practice of law was his life.  John came from humble beginnings.  While growing up, he worked weekends at his father’s gas station in West University. His passion for cars later evolved into his amazing car collection. 
 
John was most well known for his work on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised.  He worked diligently for his tort claimants, those seriously injured persons who had no advocate until he came along.  John was sought by people of great influence who needed to know they were being represented by one of the brightest and most determined legal minds in the nation.  He was the everyman, for everyone, beloved by many.
 
John achieved world-class recognition and success beyond measure, but he never forgot where he came from.  He loved Houston, and Houston loved him back. 
 
John had no children of his own, yet he donated millions of dollars to the Children’s Assessment Center and several other children’s charities. Through his generosity, buildings, stadiums, and counseling centers throughout Houston proudly bear his name.

John was devoted to the University of Houston, where he was a law student and the editor of the Houston Law Review.  He became the benefactor of the O’Quinn Law Library and was appointed to the University of Houston’s Board of Regents by Governor Ann Richards, on which he served for several years.  Through his generosity, there was an endowed Chair in Environmental Law, the O’Quinn Great Hall in the Athletics Center, and the O’Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium. 

VISION

Honoring Mr. O'Quinn's legacy, the Foundation's predominant focus reflects his lifetime of support in education, healthcare, environment and the lives of underprivileged youth in Houston, Texas and the surrounding area.
THE JOHN M. O'QUINN FOUNDATION: P.O. Box 27501 | Houston, Texas 77227
713-871-5860
THE JOHN M. O'QUINN FOUNDATION

John M. O'Quinn (1941-2009) established The John M. O’Quinn Foundation (the "Foundation") in 1986. With his death in 2009, Mr. O'Quinn bequeathed his entire estate under his will to the Foundation. From its inception through March 31, 2013, the Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants, most of which has been awarded within the state of Texas with a special emphasis on the Houston area, Mr. O'Quinn's home since his youth. Although the Foundation supports a wid...