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.
View the 2019 TMA Foundation annual report, and learn how your generous donations are being wisely invested to improve the health of all Texans.
Two physicians and a medical student have joined the TMA Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Board has selected a new officer. The new trustees and officer began serving this summer.
Congratulations to the nine Texas science teachers who were named the winners of TMA's 2020 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. Together, these educators and their schools will receive $51,500 in cash awards. This program year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards, designed to motivate teachers to inspire future doctors and scientists. The awards supported by an endowment generously established at the TMA Foundation by Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler and gifts from physicians and their families.
Fifteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship through the TMA 2020 Minority Scholarship Program. The students were selected for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population. Recipients are known as the “Bayardo Scholars” in recognition of the majority support provided by the TMA Foundation Trust Fund of Roberto J. Bayardo, MD, and the late Agniela (Annie) M. Bayardo of Houston.
Texans can stay active and socially connected through TMA’s Walk with a Doc Texas thanks to virtual talks and walks at www.walkwithadoc.org. TMA members and physicians around the world who normally lead these in-person monthly talks and walks are now producing video talks on a variety of topics including one from TMA’s own Rizwan Bukhari, MD, Dallas on how to wear a mask properly during the COVID-19 pandemic. WWADTX is funded by through a grant from TMA Foundation made possible by the generous support of Prudential, TMA Insurance Trust and gifts from physicians and their families.
The Art of Medicine, set for May 1, will go down in history as the TMA Foundation gala that wasn’t due to COVID-19. But what also will be noted is the magnificent generosity of donors who are donating their sponsorship and ticket purchases to support TMAF’s mission, as explained in a message from our Gala Host City Chairs.
With more than $540,000 in grants from TMA Foundation, TMA’s 2020 community outreach programs provide members opportunities to give back to their community through health improvement and education activities. Learn more and find resources for your practice. Other grant-funded initiatives build the pipeline of future physicians through science education and medical student scholarships. Gifts to TMAF are tax-deductible.
TMA Foundation is qualified to accept “qualified charitable distributions” from an IRA. If you’re 70 and 1/2 or older, an IRA “qualified charitable distribution” or QCD enables you to support the work of TMAF without tapping into other income you need for daily and monthly needs. It also can help you starting at age 72 when you must take your required minimum distribution because QCDs of up to $100,000 in a year may be excluded from taxable income. Read more about the NEW law and how you and TMAF can benefit from this method of donating.
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, who served as CEO and executive vice president of TMA and recently retired.
Thank you to our individual donors in 2019 for creating a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans.
Thank you to our institutional donors in 2019 for collaborating to create a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans.
This is how a vision becomes a reality. Watch the 2019 Year in Pictures and join us in 2020!
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.
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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