TMAF Annual Report on 2018

  • July 2019


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    Good health is priceless. That’s why your charitable gifts to TMA Foundation are so valuable. In 2018, your donations funded initiatives that brought needed health services and education to 100,000+ Texans in 2018.

    Thank you!

    Susan Pike, MD
    President, TMA Foundation 


    TMAF grants ensure physician, alliance, and medical student members have the tools and resources needed to collaborate and improve the health of their communities.

    Nearly 1,700 TMA and TMA Alliance members volunteered to plan and carry out programs funded by TMA Foundation. 


    TMAF granted $622,413 in 2018

    • $549,293 supported 11 TMA health improvement, quality of care, and science and education programs.
    • $73,120 supported TMAF’s Champion of Health Awards and 13 community health initiatives and nursing scholarships carried out by TMA county medical societies and alliance and medical student chapters.



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    Christina Fenrich, Travis County Medical Alliance president-elect, chaired this December 2018 Hard Hats for Little Heads Event in Austin that provided bike helmets and safety instruction to more than 125 children.  Mrs. Fenrich is just one of the thousands of volunteers that made a difference in the health of their communities in 2018. 


    The health needs of Texans are met when we combine resources and share expertise.

    • 1,349 individual and 64 institutional donors generously donated nearly $2,205,703 in 2018, surpassing the goal of $905,000 by more than 240 percent.
    • 152 individuals contributed $1,000 or more to become 2018 Leadership Society members.
    • 21 new and upgraded Major Donors were honored at TMA’s Winter Conference in Austin.
    • 6 institutional donors were recognized with TMAF’s Corporate Leadership Circle Award.
    • 45 TMA Alliance members donated $2,885 through its annual Holiday Sharing Card campaign.
    • More than 550 guests attended the 2018 gala, raising $367,452.



    TMAF-funded initiatives provide Texans needed health services and evidenced-based health education. 

    • Nearly 30,000 Texans increased their regular physical activity by participating in one of 64 Walk With a Doc Texas monthly physician-led walks across the state (up from 39 walk sites in 2017, a 64 percent increase).
    • 20,515 vaccinations protected Texans of all ages from preventable diseases through TMA’s Be Wise–ImmunizeSM program (up from 17,375 shots provided in 2017, an 18 percent increase).
    • 29,302 bike helmets given to Texans aged 3-14 encouraged increased activity and safe bike riding (up from 28,817 free helmets provided in 2017, a 2 percent increase).
    • 12 Texas medical students each received a $10,000 TMA Minority Scholarship and are recognized as “Bayardo Scholars.”
    • 11 science teachers and their schools were recognized with cash awards of up to $6,000 each by the TMA Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching.
    • TMA’s educational programs provided science-based information to help decision makers, teens, parents and the general public make more informed decisions about how to prevent illness and reduce risk factors. TMAF funded:

              »University of Health Forums

              »HPV Social Media Campaign 

              »History of Medicine Traveling Exhibits 

              »“Call Your Doctor First” 

              »Texas Two-Step: How to Save a Life CPR Training Event


  • 2018 Minority Scholarship Recipients

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    Meet the Scholars

    2018 Science Teaching Award Winners

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    Meet the Winners

  • NEW IN 2018

    More Texas medical students will be empowered thanks to a generous gift from Roberto J. Bayardo, MD, Houston, that established the TMAF Medical Student Scholarship and Grant Trust Fund of Dr. Roberto J. and Agniela (Annie) Bayardo.

    The new fund matches scholarships provided by TMA county medical societies and supports grants awarded to TMA medical student chapters for community outreach and health improvement initiatives..

    A TMAF survey of six large state medical association foundations revealed that TMA is the only association whose foundation supports its statewide community health improvement initiatives, and whose members, joined by TMAA members and community groups, volunteer on a large scale to “improve the health of all Texans” in this way..

  • Medical Student Community Leadership Grants

    Student Grants  

    $11,000 in grants supporting four TMA Medical Student Section Chapter health initiatives was presented by TMAF President Leslie H. Secrest, MD, at the TMA Fall Conference in September. These grants were made possible by the TMAF Medical Student Scholarship and Grant Trust Fund of Dr. Roberto J. and Agniela (Annie) Bayardo.

    Read about the Fall 2018 Grants  

    TMA is helping to strengthen your practice by offering advice and creating a climate of medical success across the state. 

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