TMA Foundation

  • Turning Good Ideas Into Better Health


    TMA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is the philanthropic arm of TMA. It is the only philanthropy in Texas dedicated to the charitable concerns of all physicians. TMAF’s mission is to "fund initiatives with the power to help physicians create a healthier future for all Texans." TMA projects funded by TMAF are selected on their ability to target urgent health needs affecting a large segment of the state's residents with results that can be measured. Projects often involve public-private collaborations, which maximize the effectiveness of programs and enable efforts to be tailored to meet local needs.  Learn more about TMA Foundation

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  • Nominate a Champion

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    Nominations are now open for the 2020 TMA Foundation John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award. The program honors exceptional initiatives in Texas that address urgent threats to the public’s health and those that further TMAF’s mission… “to help physicians create a healthier future for all Texans,” with a $7,500 grant. Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2019.

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  • 2018 Health Impact Report

    Imagine 100,000+ Texans living healthier lives thanks to programs donors made possible with generous philanthropic and volunteer support in 2018. You can read all about these programs and more in the 2018 TMAF Annual Report.

  • Congratulations to TMAF’s New Officers!

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    Susan M. Pike, MD, a plastic and cosmetic surgeon based in Round Rock, was elected President of TMA Foundation, along with other new officers who will lead TMA's philanthropic arm for the next two years. The foundation held elections on May 16 at its annual meeting held during TMA’s annual conference, TexMed, in Dallas. 

    Meet the New Officers  
  • Smart Giving From Your IRA


    TMA Foundation is qualified to accept “qualified charitable distributions.” A “qualified charitable distribution” or QCD is a way to manage your required minimum distributions from a taxable IRA. QCDs of up to $100,000 may be excluded from taxable income. Read more about how you and TMAF can benefit from this method of donating.

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  • 2018 Wrap Up: Donors Change Lives

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    See how charitable donations and volunteerism impacted the health of Texans in TMAF’s 2018 Video Annual Report. Hear from 2017-2019 TMAF President, Leslie H. Secrest, MD, Dallas, in the 2018 Annual Report to the TMA House of Delegates, presented on May 18, 2019.

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  • Dr. Goodman Honored by TMAF Fund

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    Outstanding speakers and critical education for physicians to lead the future of medicine will reach new heights thanks 33 donors whose generous gifts have established The Louis J. Goodman Lectureship on Leadership in Medicine. The lectureship honors Louis J. Goodman, PhD, CEO and executive vice president of TMA, who recently announced plans to retire.

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  • Donors Invest in Healthy Future

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    Since the 1990's, individuals and organizations with a passion for a healthy future have generously invested in future physicians and science educators by supporting two TMA programs: the TMA Minority Scholarship Program (MSP) and the Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching (STA). On May 17 at TMA’s TexMed in Dallas, TMA and TMA Foundation honored the three first place STA winners and 12 minority student scholarship recipients who will enter Texas medical schools this fall.

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  • Now Accepting Community Grant Applications

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    County medical societies and alliance chapters may apply for up to $7,500 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Community Grant Program and TMA medical student chapters may apply for up to $3,000 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Student Community Leadership Grants Program. Next deadline is November 15 for the LOI (full applications due November 30 if LOI approved).

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  • Thank You Frost

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    Ryan Meyers, Frost Vice President, Professional and Executive Banking, presents a generous gift to help underwrite SOLUTIONS, TMA Foundation’s newsletter, to TMAF Vice President Michael E. Speer, MD. The gift was presented May 17 at our annual gala. This is the 12th year Frost has supported our newsletter, and we are very thankful.

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  • TMAF Establishes Two New Scholarship Funds

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    TMAF is pleased to announce two new scholarship funds established by Houston pathologist Roberto J. Bayardo, MD, in memory of his wife, Agniela (Annie). Dr. Bayardo’s generous gifts enable county medical societies that have medical student scholarship programs to apply to the foundation for one matching scholarship from each fund.

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  •    Spring SOLUTIONS


    It’s easy to be part of a healthier Texas through TMA Foundation’s new mini format of its newsletter, SOLUTIONS. The spring 2019 issue was mailed to donors in early April. Each issue features four to six short stories, with expanded content. Let us know what you think! Underwriting for SOLUTIONS is generously provided by Frost and TMA Insurance Trust.

    Read the Spring Issue  
  • Individuals Who Donated in 2018

    Thank you to our individual donors in 2018 for creating a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans.


    View the 2018 Donor List

    Institutions That Donated in 2018

    Thank you to our institutional donors in 2018 for collaborating to create a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans.


    See the Institutional Donors
  • A Future of Strength

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    Join more than 120 of your colleagues whose gifts to the TMAF General Endowment are providing sustained philanthropic funding for the community health improvement work of TMA physicians and medical students and alliance members over the long term.

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  • Help Your Community

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    You already know that the Texas Medical Association is committed to improving the health of all Texans. But how much do you know about TMA outreach programs that can help not only your patients but everybody in your community? TMA supports a variety of outreach programs to help you care for your whole community.

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  • TMA Foundation Supports Member Benefits

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?