Inspiring a Higher Standard in Medicine

Southwestern Medical Foundation is an impact-driven public charity focused on building a sustainable funding source for innovative research, best-in-class medical education, and the highest standard of treatment and care.

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Community to Impact

Dr. Gregory and Margie Dess
The Wildenthal Society Members

For generations, the families of Dr. Gregory and Margie Dess have placed a high value on education, something they consider to be a powerful force in changing the world. The couple’s passion for learning and strong relationship with The University of Texas System, including UT Southwestern Medical Center, is what led them to establish a charitable gift annuity with Southwestern Medical Foundation.


"The value of the education at UTSW is astounding! We are very happy to be able to give back and support UTSW in some small way."

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We Fund

Medical Innovation

Sustainable funding provides the means for progress and has helped to position UT Southwestern Medical Center as a leader in understanding and solving some of the greatest health challenges of our time.

This is what progress looks like.

Researchers talking about progress in medicine


Your support funds globally-respected research, leading the way in advancing health care treatment options and tomorrow’s cures.

Funding Research
Ho Din Award Winner and Anesthesiology Resident, Cayenne Price, M.D.

Faculty and Students

Your support lifts up many outstanding faculty and students, sustaining the highest standards of excellence for medical innovation and education.

Funding Faculty and Students
Ben and Christie Dupree

Care & Prevention

Your support helps medical leaders answer the question, “What is best for the patient?”

With rapidly growing and changing health care needs, the answer to this question rarely stays the same — but you can help assure that compassionate care and quality research remain at the center of every patient program we fund.

Funding Care & Prevention

Help Create a Legacy of

Better Health

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Join us in inspiring and supporting the greatest needs of our community. Southwestern Medical Foundation's mission has never been more relevant than it is today.

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