Growing up in the small town of Alice, Texas, third generation Tom Carlisle was raised with the values of honesty, integrity, hard work and giving to those in need. “I learned to give back from my father, Cecil Carlisle, he always truly believed in giving back to the community and to local charities.”
Tom has proudly carried on the tradition of giving back to his community by supporting multiple institutions such as the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Catholic Charities and CHRISTUS Spohn Health System.
Tom recalls, “As a child, Spohn was the only institution I knew of and went to for emergencies. It just made sense to continue supporting CHRISTUS Spohn, and even more so now with the most recent expansion of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline.”
In 2016, Carlisle committed to supporting the Our PATH Forward Capital Campaign, a fundraising effort that will help lay the foundation for CHRISTUS Spohn’s transformation of care.
“This new project is the asset that CHRISTUS Spohn is giving this town to build an institution that is top rate. In my opinion, it’s probably one of the most uplifting things. My father used to always say, ‘Always keep God as your partner, that’s your main partner.’ With the construction of this new building, Spohn shows that they have God as their main partner.” His quote rests right at the heart of CHRISTUS Spohn’s vision of being a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God’s healing presence and love.
Tom’s commitment to the hospital’s mission extends beyond his financial support. For numerous years, Tom has both served on and chaired the annual CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Foundation Lyceum Committee. In 2011 and 2012, he offered his leadership and guidance as chair for two of the record attending Lyceums where Former President, George W. Bush and Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair were special guests. In addition, Tom served on the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Foundation Board for nine years and now as an Emeritus Director. “I got involved on the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Foundation Board through Alan Stoner (longtime CHRISTUS Spohn supporter) when he was chairman of the Foundation.” Tom is currently also a member of the Our PATH Forward Capital Campaign Cabinet and willingly shares his business expertise on the Finance, Investment and Audit Committee at CHRISTUS Spohn.
Tom’s gift of time, treasure and expertise help complement his legacy of service and support for CHRISTUS Spohn Health System – ensuring that the hospital is ready to meet the needs of the community for future generations.