Donors Make for a Successful TMA Foundation Gala
By David Doolittle


More than $350,000 ¾ that’s how much the TMA Foundation raised during its 25th Anniversary Gala in San Antonio in May.

TexMed_Gala2The gala, which brings its excitement and great entertainment each year to the Texas Medical Association’s annual TexMed conference, is the foundation’s largest fundraising effort. Money raised during the event helps fund the foundation and the TMA programs it makes possible, including Hard Hats for Little Heads and Be Wise — ImmunizeSM.

Among the highlights of this year’s gala, which celebrated 25 years of the foundation: 

  • More than 550 guests enjoyed cocktail receptions, dinner, dancing, and live music;
  • An estimated $361,826 was donated through sponsorships, ticket sales, and onsite fundraising activities;
  • More than 60 TMA Medical Student Section members served as volunteers;
  • Nearly 9,500 young Texans will be protected through TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program, thanks to generous Make-A-Difference donors who gave more than $40,000.  

If you could not make it to the celebration this year, there’s still a meaningful way to support the gala and give hope to more Texans for a healthier future — by contributing to the Star Campaign

The John P. McGovern Foundation in Houston, a longtime supporter of the TMA Foundation's work, has pledged to match the first $10,000 in contributions to the 2018 Star campaign, meaning your gift will help twice as many Texans. 

Donors like you so far have contributed $5,065 to this year’s campaign, and we’re asking for your help in raising the additional $4,935. All Star donors will be listed in a special ad in Texas Medicine magazine. 

Donate TODAY to double the impact and create a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans. 

TMAF thanks its 2018 gala sponsors, including H-E-B, Pfizer, Texas Medical Liability Trust and many others. 

Find more information about the gala, including how to make a donation, on the foundation’s website.


 This story has been edited with new Hard Hats for Little Heads numbers.

Last Updated On

June 07, 2018

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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