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Charles T. Bauer Professorship in Transplant Surgery

CHARLES T. “TED” BAUER was a Houston business leader and major educational benefactor, whose vision and personal work ethic set a standard for the entire mutual fund industry. Mr. Bauer co-founded AIM Management Group in 1976, when he was 57 years old, and through strategic acquisitions and marketing saw it grow to become the seventh-largest mutual fund company in the world. He served as chairman of AIM Funds until September 2000, chairman of AIM Management until January 2001, and president of the AIM Foundation until his death. During his lifetime he supported numerous academic institutions including the University of Houston, Harvard University, Roxbury Latin School, and Johns Hopkins. Mr. Bauer’s generous estate gift benefited the “Adult Medical/Surgical Unit Waiting Room” on level ten of the Sheikh Zayed Tower, which is also named after him.

His daughter, JANET BAUER HARTMAN and her husband ANDREW HARTMAN, have continued this legacy of support through their ongoing commitment to kidney donation, advocacy and research through their giving to Johns Hopkins and other worthy causes, as well as through Janet’s leadership as Director of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland.

Through their family foundation, The Charles T. Bauer Foundation, Janet and Andrew Hartman committed to a $2M gift to support the Transplant Biology Laboratory Director in 2012. In 2023, the fund was converted to a Professorship.