TMA Foundation SOLUTIONS Newsletter Spring 2019

  • Spring 2019

    Collaborating for Great Health

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    Collaboration is a term that is bandied about quite a bit these days. But for TMA Foundation, it’s in our DNA. This started when the TMA Board of Trustees was clear in its expectation that the foundation would identify and build relationships with individuals and institutions who shared medicine’s vision for a healthier Texas. 

    The result? Every program funded by the Foundation reflects the expertise and resources that medicine, business and community bring to improving the health of all Texans. 

    With Hard Hats for Little Heads, you see physicians, alliance members and medical students hosting events in collaboration with schools, civic clubs and local fire and police departments and many others. In Tarrant County Medical Society’s Project Access you see compassionate specialty care provided at no charge to the uninsured thanks to the collaboration among volunteer physicians and hospitals, labs and others who donated needed services. 

    Collaboration is all about working together. At the TMA Foundation, we are honored to work with you, our generous and thoughtful donors. Each time you donate your money, your time or your ideas to TMAF, you support the vision that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Thank you for all you do to support our collaborative approach to improving the health of all Texans!.

    Yours in good health,

    Leslie H. Secrest, MD
    President, TMA Foundation 

  • Awards Help Non Profits Expand Services

    2019 Champion  

    Elizabeth Dry, founding director of Dallas’ Promise of Peace Gardens, received the 2019 John P. McGovern Champion of Health top award from Leslie H. Secrest, MD, TMA Foundation president, at the TMA Winter Conference in Austin for the Soup It Forward program.

    Read About the Winners  
  • 2019 Programs Reach More Texans


    Programs that help 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 are among the 2019 TMA initiatives made possible through TMA Foundation grant funding.

    Read about 2019 Initiatives  
  • Don't Miss the 2019 Gala

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    Host City Chairs, Cheryl and Samuel Chantilis, MD, Dallas invite you to the 26th annual TMAF gala, Big and Bright! held on May 17 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas. If you’ve not yet purchased your ticket or table, don’t wait much longer, as the gala is headed to be a sell out. You don’t want to miss this retro state fair themed-event that will evoke memories of when the Texas fair was an escape from hard times through fun games, chivalrous contests and theatrical eccentricity. Attire will be vintage 1930s and ’40s (optional) or business casual. Meet the Gala Committee!

    Join the fun!  
  • Applications Accepted Now

    Dr. and Mrs. Bayardo  

    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.

    The TMAF Medical Student Scholarship and Grant Trust Fund of Dr. Roberto J. and Agniela (Annie) M. Bayardo, and the TMAF Hispanic Medical Student Scholarship Fund are part of TMAF’s Family of Funds program.

    Learn About Applying  
  • The Benefits of Giving Stock

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    Making a gift of appreciated stock to TMA Foundation is an investment with real benefits. Aside from the potential tax advantages of making a generous future gift, you also gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are leaving a lasting impact on a cause close to your heart.

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

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