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Annual Fund Drive

October 2021


Dear Travis County Medical Alliance & Foundation members and physicians,


I’m sure you’ll agree that as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact our community, the Alliance’s mission to improve the health of central Texans and to support the family of medicine is more important than ever. From our humble beginnings 97 years ago when we advocated for a pure milk supply;  through the ‘80s when we sponsored Healthfest; to this year, when Alliance members volunteered at dozens of Covid-19 vaccination clinics and delivered PPE to medical practices, the Alliance has always worked to positively impact the health of central Texans.  


With this in mind, we invite you to make a donation to our Annual Fund Drive. Contributions to the drive support the philanthropic endeavors of the Alliance that improve the lives of so many in our community.  


Your donation will support bike helmet distributions to pediatric patients at People’s Community Clinic and CommUnity Care East, provide Saint Louise House clients with meals and apartment setups, and provide children’s books promoting healthy living to at-risk pediatric patients. In addition, your contribution will support our annual grants to deserving local non-profit organizations for health-related initiatives. We are proud to support these organizations with grants in 2021-2022:

  • Volunteer Healthcare Clinic - Provides free medical care for uninsured & low-income adults and children

  • TCMS Physician Wellness Program - Offers confidential counseling for TCMS members and spouses

  • Saint Louise House - Empowers women and their children to overcome homelessness

  • NAMI of Central Texas - Improves the lives of all people impacted by mental illness with no-cost education, support, and advocacy programs

  • Hope Clinic - Provides medical care for uninsured and underinsured, particularly refugee populations in the Austin area

  • half Helen Foundation - Provides free vision care for adults and children in low-income schools

  • Austin Black Physicians Association - Works to reduce health disparities in the Black community and support the next generation of Black physicians


All donors to the 2021-2022 annual fund drive will be recognized in our weekly TCMA Vital Signs newsletter, on the TCMA Foundation website page, and at TCMA Foundation events. Your donations are fully tax-deductible.    


We encourage you to make your donation today, knowing that no gift is too small. Recognized levels of giving are Contributor ($100-$249), Associate ($250-$499), Gold ($500-$999), Partner ($1000-1499), and Sponsor ($1500+). You may use the enclosed return envelope for your donation, or you may donate online through our website at, under the TCMA Foundation tab.


Wishing you and our community good health, 


Inga Ruckman                           Jenny Stern

Annual Fund Drive Chair        President, TCMA Foundation

No gift is too small! 

Recognized levels of giving include: 

Contributor ($100-$249)

Associate ($250-$499)

Gold ($500-$999)

Partner ($1000-$1499)

Sponsor ($1500+)