TMA Foundation

Party With a Purpose - 02/29/2024

The Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) 31st annual gala, Wonderland, will feature designs and décor inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.


Give the Gift of Good Health This Holiday Season - 02/28/2024

Help your loved ones spread good health this holiday season by making a gift in their name to the Texas Medical Association Foundation. Gifts made to the foundation on or before Dec. 31 (or postmarked no later than Dec. 31) are eligible for 2019 tax benefits according to federal law.


Give the Gift of Good Health - 02/21/2024

Make your holiday giving less stressful with the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) Holiday Tribute Program.


TMA Grants Will Help Texans Fight Flu - 02/21/2024

As early flu season predictions suggest this one might be rough, people in communities across Texas will be protected from influenza, or flu, thanks to grants from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise – ImmunizeSM program. TMA has awarded more than $30,000 in grants to physicians, TMA Alliance (TMAA) volunteers, and medical student chapters to provide flu shots at no cost to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


TMA Celebrates Outstanding Science Teachers for 2023 - 02/14/2024

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) honored three Texas science teachers with the 2023 TMA Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching


Dallas, Galveston Health Programs Receive TMA Foundation Health Awards - 02/14/2024

People in underserved communities in Dallas and Galveston will have greater access to vaccines, dental care, and chronic disease management, thanks to the Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) John P. McGovern Champion of Health Awards for 2023.


TMA Foundation Board Elects New Officers - 02/14/2024

The Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) has elected five members of the Family of Medicine from Houston, Dallas, Austin, and Corpus Christi as its new officers to lead the foundation’s board for the next two years.


TMA Foundation Searches for A ‘Champion of Health’ - 02/06/2024

Nominations are open until Feb. 15 for the John P. McGovern, MD, Champion of Health Award. The TMA Foundation gives the grant to projects focused on urgent threats to public health. Read more.


Apply for a Grant to Help Promote Vaccines - 12/14/2023

More than ever, medicine needs its soldiers to promote the safety, efficacy, and importance of vaccines.


Care Connections: TMA Foundation Grants Tackle Public Health Problems - 11/09/2023

TMA Foundation grants offer a lifeline to Texas physicians tackling public health problems.


Applications Open for TMAF Outstanding Science Teacher Awards - 11/06/2023

For over three decades, the Texas Medical Association’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching have granted cash awards to educators who cultivate a passion for science and an interest in medicine among their students.


Cross Two Items Off Your List With TMAF Holiday Tribute Program - 11/03/2023

This season, consider taking a Texas two-step approach to gift-giving by making a charitable donation through the Texas Medical Association Foundation Holiday Tribute Program.


Solid Foundation: Michael E. Speer, MD, Leads TMA Foundation - 10/23/2023

Houston neonatologist Michael E. Speer, MD, will be leading the Texas Medical Association Foundation for the next two years with plenty of experience under his belt.


TMA Awards Scholarships to 15 Minority Medical Students, 2021 - 10/23/2023

Fifteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). Physicians selected the students for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population. TMA announced the winners Friday during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, held virtually.


Unlocking Doors: Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Program Connects Students with Mentors - 10/21/2023

When the Texas Medical Association founded its Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Program in 1998 to diversify the physician workforce, Dr. Ramamurthy became both a contributor and a mentor to students who receive the scholarships. “When you’re mentoring students, one of the things that you want them to understand is that you’re somebody they can talk to who is not only there as a teacher, but as a friend,” she said. Other top donors to the Diversity in Medicine Scholarship serve voluntarily as mentors to student awardees. TMA encourages those arrangements because they can benefit both parties.


With Your Help, TMA Foundation Improved Health Throughout Texas - 10/21/2023

“Good health is priceless. That’s why your charitable gifts to TMA Foundation are so valuable.” That’s the message from Susan M. Pike, MD, president of the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF), in its 2018 Annual Report.


TMA Awards Minority Medical Student Scholarships, 2019 - 10/20/2023

Thirteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). TMA awarded the scholarships to the students today in Dallas at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference.


Your Gifts Will Help Keep Texans Healthy Throughout 2019 - 10/20/2023

Helping Texans increase their physical activity, protect themselves from serious diseases, and learn about how herbal and folk medical remedies are related to conventional prescribed medicines. What do these programs have in common? They are among the 2019 TMA initiatives made possible through Texas Medical Association Foundation grants. 


Tyler Volunteer Joins TMA Foundation Board - 10/20/2023

Debbie Pitts, a Tyler volunteer and past president of the Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA), begins service this week on the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) Board of Trustees.


Minority Scholarships Help Diversify Texas Physicians - 10/20/2023

The Texas Medical Association created the Minority Scholarship Program in 1998 to help diversify the physician workforce to meet Texans’ health care needs. Since then, it has awarded 136 scholarships totaling $847,500. Students entering medical school in 2019 can apply now.


UTMB Medical Students “Lock” Firearm Safety into Community Minds - 07/25/2023

With help from the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF), members of TMA’s Medical Student Section at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) are promoting firearm education in their community through a student-led Firearm Safety Intervention Program.


Apply For Grant Money for Community Health Initiatives - 07/13/2023

Apply now for a grant from the TMA Foundation that can help pay for initiatives such as a drive-through immunization clinic or community health fair. TMAF accepts applications from county medical societies and alliance and medical student chapters for community health improvement programs.


Be Wise Grant Helps San Angelo Prevent Cancer - 07/13/2023

College students must make a lot of decisions for themselves. For students at Angelo State University (ASU) in San Angelo, the decision to get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV)  came easier thanks to the Concho Valley County Medical Society and TMA’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program.


Grants Enable Six Texas Cities to Fight Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses - 06/29/2023

People in six Texas communities will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to special grants from the Texas Medical Association’s ( TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program. TMA recently awarded $13,500 in grants to physicians and TMA Alliance (TMAA) chapters to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans in their hometowns.


TMA Foundation Board Adds New Trustees - 06/29/2023

Two physicians and a medical student have joined the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) Board of Trustees. Each began serving on the board leading the philanthropic arm of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) at TMA Fall Conference meetings.