Frost Supports SOLUTIONS
TMAF President, G. Sealy Massingill, MD, Fort Worth (center) accepts a contribution from Frost Market Presidents Phil Norman, San Antonio (left), and Ronnie Miksch, Austin, also TMAF board member (right).
For the sixth successive year, Frost has made a generous donation to help underwrite the TMAF fall newsletter, SOLUTIONS. This gift has inspired others to donate to this initiative as well. The check presentation was made at the May 17 gala in San Antonio during TMA’s annual TexMed meeting. Frost is a Red Ribbon member of the foundation’s Corporate Leadership Circle, indicating 14 years of outstanding support of the philanthropic arm of TMA.
TMAF Honors New and Upgraded Major Donors
TMAF is pleased to acknowledge the leadership and support of "Visionaries" Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler for reaching an upgraded Major Donor Level as well as to the following new "Pacesetters" for becoming major donors in 2012: Drs. Dawn C. and Edward D. Buckingham; Dr. and Mrs. Art Klawitter; Dr. G. Sealy and Debbie Massingill; Dr. Bruce and Mary Meyers; Lee Ann Pearse, MD and Mr. Einar Vagnes; Angela and Jim Thompson; and Dr. Lyle and Mrs. Pam Thorstenson. Read more about these donors.
Medicine, Business and Community in Action
H-E-B and TMF Health Quality Institute recently committed to continue their multi-year support of TMA’s Be Wise — Immunize program for 2013 and 2014. This is the second two-year investment by these outstanding health leaders. “This is what we mean when we talk about the power of medicine, business and community collaborating to achieve great health for more Texans. We thank them, along with the TMA and TMAA members and community groups who sponsor Be Wise events to protect Texans from serious, yet preventable diseases,” remarked Russell WH Kridel, MD, FACS, immediate past president of TMAF.
John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award Winners
TMAF has presented its 2013 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award and Secondary Award to two Texas programs, Hope Medical Clinic of Austin, and the Pediatric Obesity Symposium of New Braunfels, for creating a "Healthy Now" and a "Healthy Future." Read more about the winners.
Outreach at an All Time High
A “Healthy Now” and a “Healthy Future” is within reach of more Texans thanks to a record number of grants recently approved by the TMA Foundation Board of Trustees. Fifteen grants to county medical societies and alliance and medical student chapters were approved, in addition to four for TMA’s trusted health improvement programs including a new program to recognize physicians for their role in preparing the future physician workforce. Learn more about these initiatives here.