Welcome to the TMA Foundation

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    Turning Good Ideas Into Better Health

    TMA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization committed to connecting the charitable concerns of physicians with the people of Texas. TMAF funded initiatives enable physicians and their families to give back to their community and take a visible leadership role toward improving the health of all Texans. The foundation supports TMA’s health improvement programs that address the association’s public health and science priorities using strategies tailored to meet the needs of local communities. Read More

TMAF News Headlines

  • Healthy Future
    Donors Create First Trust Fund for Minority Scholarships at TMA FoundationThanks to an unprecedented $3.2M donation from Dr. Roberto J. and Agniela (Annie) M. Bayardo to the TMA Foundation, hundreds of aspiring physicians will receive a TMA scholarship and be named a “Bayardo Scholar.”  Their gift establishes a trust fund benefiting medical student recipients of TMA’s Minority Scholarship Program.
  • Congratulations
    John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award WinnersOn Jan. 30, TMAF presented its 2016 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Awards to two Texas programs that that are creating a "Healthy Now" and a "Healthy Future." Read more about the winner, "iConquer Project," a program of It’s Your Life Foundation of Corpus Christi and the secondary winner, "Healthy and Whole Program," by Healthcare for the Homeless, Houston.
  • In Appreciation
    Major DonorsTMAF is pleased to acknowledge the leadership and support of "Visionaries" Roberto J. Bayardo, MD and Agniela (Annie) Bayardo and "Advocates" Drs. J. Russell and Isabel V. Hoverman and Susan M. Pike, MD and Harry T. Papaconstantinou, MD for reaching an upgraded Major Donor Level. Kudos to the following new "Benefactors" Patrick Y. Leung, MD and Nancy Leung and "Pacesetters:" C. Y. Joseph Chang, MD; Gregory R. Johnson, MD, SFHM; Dr. Arlo Weltge & Dr. Janet Macheledt; Drs. Leslie and Steven Haber; Craig and Dana Norman; Linda and Les Secrest, MD; Robert A. Luedecke, MD and Anne Foster for becoming major donors in 2015.
  • Commitment
    Thanks to Our 2015 Individual DonorsThank you to our individual donors in 2015 for creating a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans. 
  • Thank You to Our 2015 Institutional Donors!
    Thank you to our institutional donors in 2015 for collaborating to create a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans.
  • Giving
    Be Tax Wise You may qualify for significant tax advantages with a gift of stock to TMAF.
  • Support Quality of CareYou can now support TMA's quality and patient safety educational efforts with a tax-deductible gift to TMAF.
  • Newsletter
    Finding SOLUTIONS through LeadershipRead about how TMAF leaders and volunteers are creating a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future in the Fall 2015 issue of SOLUTIONS, TMAF’s newsletter.
  • In Remembrance
    A Leader Will be MissedA longtime friend of TMA Foundation, Earl Grant, MD, Austin, passed award on October 22 at the age of 86. Dr. Grant served on the TMAF board and its Advisory Council, as well as the gala committee. His contributions to organized medicine run deep, from having served as chairman of the TMA Board of Trustees to serving as president of the Travis County Medical Society and the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists. Read more about Dr. Grant and where you can contribute in his memory.
  • Healthy Future
    New TMA Foundation EndowmentDr. Patrick Y. and Mrs. Nancy Leung, Midland, were honored on September 25 at a reception hosted by the TMAF board to recognize their generous gift announced earlier this year. Their donation establishes the first endowment at TMAF in support of TMA’s Minority Scholarship Program. The gathering was held during the TMA Fall Conference at the Hyatt Lost Pines. TMA and TMA Alliance leaders and friends thanked the Leung’s for their commitment to creating a Healthy Future. Among the guests were two past recipients of the scholarship program who shared with the Leung’s the impact the scholarship has had on their medical school experience. Read more and see photos…
  • Excellence
    Science Teachers Honored Texas’ most inspiring science teachers were honored and received cash awards through the TMA Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. This annual program would not be possible without the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler, Austin and their award endowment at TMAF, as well as gifts from physicians and their families businesses and TMA county medical societies. This fall, TMAF board members have been fortunate enough to visit some of these teachers and present them with their cash awards, see photos of these presentations.
  • 2014 Annual Report
    Turn Challenges into Successes with TMAF

    Donors and volunteers are taking the health challenges faced by Texans and turning them into success stories, as you’ll see in TMA Foundation’s 2014 Annual Report. Each TMAF-funded program is driven by TMA physician trusted leadership and fueled by donations, large and small, from individuals, businesses and foundations.

    From small Texas towns to big Texas cities, you’ll see the impact that TMA and TMAA members are making when they collaborate with business and community who share the vision of “improving the health of all Texans.”  

  • Leadership
    TMAF Welcomes New Board MembersTMAF is pleased to welcome new board members: Angela Donahue, Fort Worth; Jedidiah J. Grisel, MD, Wichita Falls; Patrick Hearn, Wichita Falls; Isabel V. Hoverman, MD, Austin; David Landry, Austin; Eldon Stevens Robinson, MD, Lubbock; Kate Rogers, San Antonio; and Michael E. Speer, MD, Houston; as well as section representatives: Matthew Edwards, Medical Student Section and Mani Ahktari, MD, Resident and Fellows Section.

Healthy Now/Healthy Future

2014 Video Report

  Thanks to strong support of donors in 2014, TMA’s health improvement initiatives will reach more Texans in need in 2015.  Read More