Rob Wilson III, Dean Leonard Baynes and Mike Lowenberg at the U of H Law Gala on April 9, 2022

Rob Wilson III and Mike Lowenberg tour University of Houston's new John M. O'Quinn Law Building on December 13, 2021

The John M. O'Quinn Foundation Trustees

The Monarch School luncheon honoring The John M. O'Quinn Foundation, held on March 5, 2020.

Foundation Trustees (from left to right Michael J. Lowenberg, Dr. David Ott and Rob Wilson III). Rob Wilson III, Foundation President, presenting Dr. Ott with token of appreciation for his ten years of outstanding service to The Foundation as a Trustee

Rendering of the new John M. O'Quinn Law Building being built by the University of Houston

Memorial Hermann Life Flight Command Center

Memorial Hermann Life Flight Donor Wall

Memorial Hermann Donor Wall

Ripley House Foyer at Neighborhood Centers

Houston Area Women's Center Donor Wall

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 the University of Houston

The John M. O'Quinn Field at the University of Houston

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

Baylor College of Medicine Memories from a celebration of The Pamela and David Ott Center of Excellence for Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Texas Children's Hospital

Aishel House

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 TDECU Stadium. 


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

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 willed his entire estate to the Foundation. As of December 31, 2022, the Foundation has awarded more than $156 million in grants.  Most of the funds have been given within the state of Texas with a special emphasis on Houston, Mr. O'Quinn's home since his youth. Although the Foundation supports a wide variety of charitable activities, i...