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, MDPresident, TMA Foundation
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Susan M. Pike, MD, TMAF vice president, presents a Medical Student Community Leadership Grant for “Community Health Day” to Baylor College of Medicine TMA Medical Student Chapter President, Rajadhar Reddy.
“Medical Student-Run Clinic Community Outreach Project” by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso and its Paul L. Foster School of Medicine was the second place winner of the 2019 TMAF John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award. On hand to accept the award from TTUHSC were (L to R) Loretta K. Flores, MBA, Executive Associate, Office for Outreach & Community Engagement; Maria Aleman, third-year medical student and past member of the clinic’s Student Leadership and Mobile Care Unit Project Team; and Maureen D. Francis, MD, MS-HPEd, FACP, Assistant Dean for Medical Education and a clinic founder!
Congratulations to the clinic’s student and physician volunteers and special thanks to other clinic founders: Jose Manuel de la Rosa, MD; Theresa Byrd, MD, Gordon Woods, MD; Blanca Garcia, MD; Maria Villanos, MD; and David Palafox, MD.
2018 New and upgraded TMAF Major Donors were recognized at the TMA Winter Conference in Austin: (L to R) Dr. Bernard and Mrs. Kathy Swift; Mr. Morris Overstreet and Carla F. Ortique, MD; Diana Fite, MD; Michael E. Speer, MD; and Mrs. Martha and Dr. Daniel Vijjeswarapu. Dr. Swift, CEO, Texas MedClinic, also was recognized for the company’s 10 years of supporting the work of TMAF with the Red Ribbon Corporate Leadership Circle Award.
(L to R) Susan M. Pike, MD, TMAF vice president, presents a Medical Student Community Leadership Grant for “Carnaval de Salud: United to Serve Health Fair” to UT Southwestern TMA Medical Student Chapter President, Chapter president I-Chun Lin and health fair Co-Chair, Alice Jean.
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