TMA Foundation

  • Turning Good Ideas Into Better Health


    TMA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is the philanthropic arm of TMA. It is the only philanthropy in Texas dedicated to the charitable concerns of all physicians. TMAF’s mission is to "fund initiatives with the power to help physicians create a healthier future for all Texans." TMA projects funded by TMAF are selected on their ability to target urgent health needs affecting a large segment of the state's residents with results that can be measured. Projects often involve public-private collaborations, which maximize the effectiveness of programs and enable efforts to be tailored to meet local needs.  Learn more about TMA Foundation

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  • 2019 Gala! Ticket Prices Increase May 1!

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    Purchase your tickets for the TMAF 26th Annual Gala —  BIG & BRIGHT! on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas before the prices increase on May 1! This year's 1930-40s retro state fair theme recognizes Dallas as home to the longest-running fair in the nation, the State Fair of Texas. BIG & BRIGHT at TMAF’s 26th Annual Gala will evoke memories from when the fair was a chance for a day to escape hard times through fun games, chivalrous contests, and theatrical eccentricity.

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  • Now Accepting Community Grant Applications

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    County medical societies and alliance chapters may apply for up to $7,500 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Community Grant Program and TMA medical student chapters may apply for up to $3,000 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Student Community Leadership Grants Program. First deadline is July 15.

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  • TMAF Establishes Two New Scholarship Funds

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    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.

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  • Meet the Champions!

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    Congratulations to the TMAF 2019 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award winners: Soup it Forward by Promise of Peace Gardens, and Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Medical Student Run Clinic! The 2019 awards were presented on Jan. 26, 2019 at the TMA Winter Conference.

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  • TMA Alliance Supports TMAF!

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    The 45 Texas Medical Association Alliance members and spouses who collectively contributed $2,885 to TMA Foundation were listed on the 24th TMA Alliance Holiday Sharing Card presented to TMAF President Leslie H. Secrest, MD (right) by TMA Alliance President Sunshine Moore. This annual gift to TMAF helps support many of the programs that TMA Alliance members carryout across the state including TMA’s Walk With a Doc Texas, Hard Hats for Little Heads and Be Wise—Immunize. The card was presented on Jan. 26 at the TMA Winter Conference in Austin.

    Learn about the Alliance
  • Giving Wisely

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    TMAF can help you turn your passion into a legacy with a well-designed plan. TMA Foundation’s comprehensive planned giving website will increase your knowledge about the many donation options available and tax benefits that you may not be aware of. Don’t miss TMAF’s 2018 Giving for the Future newsletter that includes an interview with a TMAF donor, tips for savvy giving and more!

    Giving for the Future  
  • Individuals Who Donated in 2018

    Thank you to our individual donors in 2018 for creating a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans.


    View the 2018 Donor List

    Institutions That Donated in 2018

    Thank you to our institutional donors in 2018 for collaborating to create a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for all Texans.


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  • New Members of the TMAF Board

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    The TMA Foundation Board of Trustees welcomed two new members at its most recent meeting at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop. Curtis Eric Grey, MD, an Athens family physician in practice for 15 years, and Debbie Pitts, a Tyler volunteer and past president of the Texas Medical Association Alliance began their first three-year term of service on the TMAF board at the September 28 meeting. 

    Meet the Board  
  • A Future of Strength

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    Join more than 120 of your colleagues whose gifts to the TMAF General Endowment are providing sustained philanthropic funding for the community health improvement work of TMA physicians and medical students and alliance members over the long term.

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  • Help Your Community

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    You already know that the Texas Medical Association is committed to improving the health of all Texans. But how much do you know about TMA outreach programs that can help not only your patients but everybody in your community? TMA supports a variety of outreach programs to help you care for your whole community.

    TMA Community Outreach  
  •    Fall SOLUTIONS


    It’s easy to be part of a healthier Texas through TMA Foundation’s new mini format of its newsletter, SOLUTIONS. The fall issue was mailed to donors in early November. Now published three times year, each issue features four to six short stories, with expanded content. Let us know what you think! Underwriting for SOLUTIONS is generously provided by Frost and TMA Insurance Trust.

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  • TMA Foundation Supports Member Benefits

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?