Gift of Life names Board of Director Interim President Linda Domino

Published 7:59 am Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

To The Leader

BEAUMONT — The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program is pleased to announce that it has named Linda Domino as the organization’s new Board of Directors Interim President effective August 2021. Gift of Life Executive Committee members appointed Domino to fill the position held by the late Nell Morris, whose presidency extended nearly 25 years.

“Our hearts have been deeply saddened by the loss of our treasured president and beloved friend, Nell Morris,” said Gift of Life Executive Director Norma Sampson. “Certainly, no one can ever replace her, but Gift of Life is fortunate that Vice-President Linda Domino has agreed to serve and lead in this role.”

Domino has a long and outstanding history with Gift of Life, having served as chair of its principal fundraisers that included the Pink Shopping Card, Champagne & Ribs and the Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run. For her exceptional efforts, she has been recognized with Gift of Life’s Volunteer of the Year Award, the Champion of Our Cause Award and as an Angel Among Us Honoree. During her more than 20-year tenure as a Gift of Life Vice-President, Domino’s influence has enhanced the program’s sustainability and expanded its regional endeavors.

“I am honored to accept the interim position as President of this well-established and well-loved organization that has an extremely dedicated group of board members, supporters, volunteers and staff,” says Domino.  “My goal in leading it is to build on its achievements that have impacted the lives of youth and adults for nearly 30 years.”

“Linda Domino is an extraordinary community leader and Gift of Life board member and officer who is committed to advancing our breast and prostate cancer prevention services for medically underserved and uninsured Southeast Texans,” said Gift of Life Founder & Chair Regina Rogers.  “Both she and her wonderful husband Joe are exceptional volunteers who have assisted with screenings and educational outreach that also includes ovarian cancer awareness and anti-tobacco and anti-vaping efforts. We are grateful to have her at the helm as our new Interim Board President.”

The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program was established in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Beaumont, Texas, and for nearly 30 years has been dedicated to the health and well-being of medically underserved Southeast Texas women and men who cannot afford health insurance or high deductibles. Since its inception, the program has made available more than 41,000 free breast cancer screenings and 10,500 free prostate cancer screenings and has helped extend the lives of nearly 350 medically underserved individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and navigated to treatment by compassionate and knowledgeable caseworkers and medical professionals.

For more information about Gift of Life and its free services, please visit, call 409.833.3663 or email