Welcome to the TMA Foundation

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    Turning Good Ideas Into Better Health

    TMA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization committed to connecting the charitable concerns of physicians with the people of Texas. TMAF funded initiatives enable physicians and their families to give back to their community and take a visible leadership role toward improving the health of all Texans. The foundation supports TMA’s health improvement programs that address the association’s public health and science priorities using strategies tailored to meet the needs of local communities. Read More

TMAF News Headlines

  • Leadership
    TMAF Welcomes New Board MembersTMAF is pleased to welcome Angela Donahue, Fort Worth; Jedidiah J. Grisel, MD, Wichita Falls; Patrick Hearn, Wichita Falls; Isabel V. Hoverman, MD, Austin; David Landry, Austin; Eldon Stevens Robinson, MD, Lubbock; Kate Rogers, San Antonio; and Michael E. Speer, MD, Houston; to the the TMA Foundation Board of Trustees.
  • Leadership
    2015-2017 TMA Foundation Officers ElectedThe TMA Foundation Board of Trustees 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. 
  • Excellence
    Austin Health Leaders HonoredTMAF was pleased to honor two Austin health advocates with its prestigious Health Leader Award. Celia Neavel, MD, FSAHM, and the St. David’s Foundation received their awards during the TMA Foundation’s 22nd annual fundraising gala Friday night at the Hilton Austin Hotel.
  • Healthy Future
    Medical Students Win Scholarships at TexMedThanks to generous gifts from physicians, businesses and TMA county medical societies and alliance chapters, nine outstanding students entering Texas medical schools this August received a TMA Minority Scholarship.
  • Excellence
    Science Teachers Honored at TexMedThree of Texas’ most inspiring science teachers were honored and received cash awards through the TMA Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. This annual program would not be possible without the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler, Austin and their award endowment at TMAF, as well as gifts from physicians and their families businesses and TMA county medical societies.
  • Trusted LeadershipCongratulations to former TMA Foundation President, Russell W.H. Kridel, MD, for receiving the 2015 C. Frank Webber, MD, Award for his commitment to mentoring medical students.
  • Healthy Future
    New TMA Foundation EndowmentThe 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
  • Newsletter
    Finding SOLUTIONS through LeadershipRead about how TMAF leaders and volunteers are creating a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future in the Spring 2015 issue of SOLUTIONS, TMAF’s newsletter.
  • Trusted Leadership
    Physicians Lead Patients Toward a Healthier LifestyleTake your patients on a walk. They'll get healthier, and you'll all probably enjoy it. TMA Foundation, through a grant from Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust, supports TMA's Walk With a Doc (WWAD) program, a national grassroots movement devoted to encouraging healthy, sustainable physical activity. 
  • Making a Difference
    Programs Impact the Health in Communities Across the StateChances are, your community or one nearby is on the 2014 Program Impact Map which shows where TMAF-funded programs have been carried out in 2014. Using volunteer efforts and fueled by donor support, these programs create a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for their community and yours.
  • Healthy Now/Healthy Future
    TMAF Awards Record Amount in GrantsMore Texans will be reached in 2015 thanks to a record high in TMAF grants for statewide and community initiatives that will be carried out by TMA, county medical societies, alliance and medical student chapters in collaboration with local businesses and community groups.
  • Commitment
    Thanks to Our 2014 DonorsThank you to our individual donors in 2014 for creating a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans. 
  • Thank You to Our 2014 Institutional Donors!
    Thank you to our institutional donors in 2014 for collaborating to create a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans.

Healthy Now/Healthy Future

2014 Video Report

  Thanks to strong support of donors in 2014, TMA’s health improvement initiatives will reach more Texans in need in 2015.  Read More