The Cooper Institute
 

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

 

 
Join William H. McRaven at the inaugural lecture of The Meyer Society Lecture Series - March 15, 2018
The Fred Meyer Society Planned Giving is an opportunity for those who have been affected by The Institute to help build its endowment and ensure its sustainability for the future. So in turn, The Institute can continue its legacy of leading the world to better health, now, and Well. Into the Future.
 

The Meyer Society Members:

 
  •  Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH
  •  Thomas and Shelly Codd
  •  Joseph and Laura F. DeFina, MD
  •  Elmer L. Doty
  •  Leroy Howard
  •  Amy Johnson
  •  Claire Kinzy
  •  Trey Lindsey
  •  Tedd Mitchell, MD
  •  Orville C. Rogers
  •  Roger Staubach
  •  Beth B. Wright, PhD

Join William H. McRaven at the inaugural lecture of The Meyer Society Lecture Series - March 15, 2018

“Both Fred Meyer and Dr. Cooper knew that building a better, healthier world started with leading by example. Supporting the mission of The Cooper Institute by joining The Meyer Society was an easy decision to make.”

- Roger Staubach,
  Meyer Society Member


Our goal is to encourage 50 members and secure pledges to increase our endowment to $50 million by June 2020, which marks the 50th anniversary of The Institute.


Join William H. McRaven at the inaugural lecture of The Meyer Society Lecture Series - March 15, 2018
“We are all on the same team, America’s team, and we depend on individuals like Fred Meyer, and he never lets us down.…In a free country like ours, history is determined by the activists…Fred, you’ve done more than your fair share…We are proud of you and grateful for the gusto you put into everything you do.”
 
– Ronald Reagan

Join William H. McRaven at the inaugural lecture of The Meyer Society Lecture Series - March 15, 2018

FRED MEYER

Founding Trustee of The Cooper Institute
 

Fred Meyer, a founding trustee of The Cooper Institute, was a Harvard educated engineer and a fixture on the Texas political scene for decades who held a passion for adventure. An avid runner who was always on the move, Fred logged tens of thousands of miles on foot. But it has often been said that his favorite distance was the short length between himself and others.

As a successful businessman who helped build the Tyler Corp. into a Fortune 500 company in Dallas, there were always two constants in Fred’s life: His love for his family and The Cooper Institute. Fred was a guiding hand for many years before stepping into the Chief Executive Officer role in 2007, a position he held until shortly before his passing on September 24, 2012. The way Fred lived his life, with a commitment to healthy living and stewardship, is one to be celebrated and inspires the important work done at The Institute every day.

In his honor, The Meyer Society, which includes The Fred Meyer Planned Giving Society and The Meyer Lecture Series, was founded as an opportunity for others to follow in Fred’s footsteps of leaving the world a better place.