The Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) support of community public health initiatives around the state got a gigantic boost at TexMed 2022 in April, where TMAF’s 29th annual gala, Crossroads of Culture, raised more than $400,000. But the foundation is still shooting to shatter its all-time annual funding record – and you can help.
Because Houston was the host city of this year’s gala, Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) set a new sponsorship record, totaling $315,250 to secure its receipt of the foundation’s official Brag Bag Award – a black physician’s-bag trophy awarded to the county medical society with the top gala sponsor total. TMAF is also grateful for the funds generated by ticket sales, silent and live auctions, a challenge grant for TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads, and another challenge grant campaign in progress – the STAR Campaign.
If you couldn’t attend this year’s gala, the STAR Campaign offers an opportunity to help TMAF break its all-time funding record of $429,272, set in 2018. Contribute to unlock a $10,000 challenge grant from the John P. McGovern Foundation in Houston, and make 2022 TMAF’s most successful fundraising year on record. So far, friends of the foundation have contributed $5,550 to this year’s STAR Campaign, making TMAF just $4,450 shy of its goal. Donate today to help secure the matching funds.
In recognition of your generosity, you will be honored as a STAR donor in an upcoming issue of Texas Medicine magazine. Your generous and ongoing support improves the health of ALL Texans. Please make your tax-deductible gift before July 1.
Instrumental in the success of this year’s gala were co-chairs Clifford Moy, MD, and his wife Diane; and Carla Ortique, MD, and her husband Judge Morris Overstreet. TMAF thanks TMA Alliance members and HCMS staff for their help in preparing for the gala to welcome 466 physician and alliance members, their guests, and corporate friends of medicine.
Save the date to join TMAF next year for the 30th annual gala, themed The Art of Medicine
, on May 19, 2023, at the Omni Fort Worth hotel in conjunction with TMA’s TexMed 2023 and TMA Alliance’s ALLMED conferences.