Medicine’s Superheroes to be Celebrated During TMA Foundation’s First Virtual Gala


Medicine’s trusted leadership has truly shined during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a celebration of that leadership will be the focus of Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF) 2021 gala, Superheroes: Meeting the Challenge. 

TMAF is pleased to announce David Fleeger, MD, and his wife, Jamie; and Belda Zamora, MD, and her husband, F. Javier Otero, MD, all of Austin, as co-chairs of its 28th annual gala, set for May 14 during TMA’s annual meeting, TexMed 2021, in Austin. 

Dr. Fleeger is a colon and rectal surgeon and is TMA’s immediate past president. Jamie Fleeger is a physician assistant in family medicine and board certified by the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is also a longtime member of the TMA Alliance and Travis County Medical Alliance. 

Dr. Zamora is a family physician and serves on TMA’s Council on Medical Education and the Travis County Medical Society Executive Board. Dr. Otero serves as serves as Cardiac Catheterization Lab Medical Director at St. David’s Medical Center. 

“We are honored to serve as co-chairs for this year’s gala fundraiser,” Dr. and Mrs. Fleeger said. “As the philanthropic arm of our TMA, the Foundation serves as the public face of the altruistic nature of our profession. By serving our patients and profession so well, the TMA Foundation is indeed the ‘White Hat’ organization that should make every Texas physician proud.” 

“We are honored to co-chair the Foundation’s First Virtual Gala recognizing the Superheroes of 2020-2021,” Drs. Zamora and Otero said. “Please join us in support of this unforgettable event which raises funds for programs that TMA and TMA Alliance members allocate to promoting healthy community projects.”  

TMA Foundation’s 2021 gala will take place as a virtual event from 7 to 8:15 pm (CT) Friday, May 14. It will feature a silent auction, special messages to the health care superheroes in Texas, and entertainment from local musicians. 

Sponsorships are available at various recognition levels ranging from $3,000 for a table of eight to $50,000 for the exclusive presenting sponsorship. 

To learn more and purchase tickets or a sponsorship, visit the TMAF website, or contact TMAF at (800) 880-1330, ext. 1664, or (512) 370-1664.

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January 11, 2021

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January 11, 2021

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