People at an event

Enable thought leadership

We believe in empowering the individual to play an active role in their health.

From our signature Leading the Conversation on Health series to our monthly e-newsletter, we value the opportunity to convene around big ideas and catalyze important discussions. We seek to deliver accessible content helping you make well-informed health decisions for you and your family.

Left: Foundation team member Megan Jenkins (left) engages in a round of health myth busters with community members at the Family Philanthropy Festival hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas in 2019. 

People at the Learning from Leaders event

Inspire a great citizenship

We believe that we are all bound together in this so-called bundle of life.

Our founder, Dr. Edward H. Cary, once said that recognition of our connection with one another is “the first step in cultivating what may be termed a desirable soul for the city, which is the quickening of the city.” As our region continues to grow and evolve, this duty remains. We are honored to lift up leadership in our community to inspire great citizenship and great deeds. 

Right: Annika Cail and Jacob Jones of The Cary Council host a 2019 discussion on leadership during crisis with Trustee and former Dallas Police Chief David Brown (center).

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Achieve sustainable funding

We believe that progress in medicine requires sustainable funding.

With gratitude for the generous hearts who have inspired progress for the past eight decades, we stand with resolve to meet the greatest health challenges of today. We seek to assure impact and reach that is maintained no matter what tomorrow brings.

Left: Marvin J. Stone, MD, MACP, FRCP, and his wife, Kathleen (Kathy) Stone, members of The Heritage Society and longtime supporters of medical education. Dr. Stone is also a Southwestern Medical Foundation Trustee. He presented the 2019 Ho Din Award to Dr. Bethany Werner at the graduation ceremonies of UT Southwestern Medical School.