Join our Mission to Inspire a Higher Standard in Medicine


Southwestern Medical Foundation is a catalyst for innovation in our community. As a sustainable funding source for medical progress, we support and inspire a higher standard in medicine through education, discovery, and care.

We continue to be inspired by the insights spoken by our leaders: “The value of health and happiness to an individual who is afflicted cannot be estimated… the value to a community of a higher standard of public health is incalculable.” 

This idea has guided the Foundation always, and your support has provided the means to deliver this incalculable value for North Texans for more than 80 years.


How Our Community is Inspiring a Higher Standard in Medicine

Inspiring a higher standard in medical education photo. Dr. Cayenne Price.

Inspiring a Higher Standard in

MEDICAL EDUCATION

We partner with Donors, Advocates, and our primary beneficiary – UT Southwestern – to support the highest level of medical education through scholarships, awards, professorships, fellowships, and chairs.

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Inspiring a higher standard in medicine photo represented with a Docstars experiment in early stage research.

Inspiring a higher standard in

INNOVATION

We provide early-stage and ongoing funding for research to give scientists the ability to focus on their next big idea.

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Inspiring a higher standard in medicine photo depicting discovery with a scientist and microscope.

Inspiring a Higher Standard in

DISCOVERY

We enable major research projects and collaborate with like-minded philanthropists to ensure a scientific ecosystem where discovery can thrive.

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Inspiring a higher standard in care and prevention photo. Dr. Olson showing a patient his brain scans.

Inspiring a higher standard in

CARE & INTERVENTION

We collaborate with medical leaders to help ensure that the resources they need to bring the latest discoveries and treatments to their patients are accessible.

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Inspiring a Higher Standard in Medicine with our Partner UT Southwestern

Since our founding, our mission has always been to build a great medical center. From our humble beginnings to the incredible progress we’ve made over the past 80 years, we’ve worked hand-in-hand with our partner and primary beneficiary, UT Southwestern, to ensure that the Southwest region has a leading medical center that provides the highest quality health care to create a happier, healthier community.

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