New 2015-2017 TMAF Officers Elected
The TMA Foundation elected officers for 2015-17 at its April meeting. (from left to right) James A. Prentice, MD, treasurer; Deborah A. Fuller, MD, president; Mary Love "Bitsy" Henderson, secretary; D'Anna Wick, of Tyler, Executive Committee member at-large and Carl O. Trusler, MD (not pictured), vice president.
The Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) elected officers at its meeting Thursday, April 30, in Austin. The officers will serve a two-year term. Deborah A. Fuller, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist in private practice in Dallas, was elected president. Carl O. Trusler, MD, a retired family physician in Abilene, was elected vice president. Mary Love (Bitsy) Henderson, of Austin, was elected secretary. James A. Prentice, MD, a retired anesthesiologist from Austin, was re-elected treasurer. D’Anna Wick, of Tyler, was elected as Executive Committee Member-at-Large, and will serve a one-year term.
New TMA Foundation Endowment
The number of Texas medical and osteopathic schools will increase from nine to 14 by 2020, making the new TMAF Patrick Y. Leung, MD Minority Scholarship Endowment timely to help provide additional scholarships to first-year students through the TMA Minority Scholarship Program. Learn more about this endowment in the Spring edition of TMAF's newsletter, SOLUTIONS.
Gala Attendees "Make-a-Difference"
Nearly 10,000 young Texans will be protected from serious or life-threatening head injury thanks to a generous matching grant that donors won for TMA Foundation (TMAF) by participating in the foundation’s Make-A-Difference drive!
The quick-paced fundraising effort took place at TMAF’s 22nd annual gala, held May 1 at the Hilton Austin during TMA’s TexMed meeting. The Make-A-Difference drive raised more than $29,625 for TMA’s award-winning initiative, Hard Hats for Little Heads, and earned a $10,000 match from an anonymous physician and his spouse—totaling a record $39,625 for the award-winning program! This is the fourth year this anonymous couple had offered this generous matching grant. Each year it has inspired dozens of donors to join them in teaching little Texans learn the value of prevention by wearing a bike helmet.