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November 6, 2023

Our Community’s Promise: An Excerpt from Southwestern Medical Perspectives Magazine


A message from Michael McMahan, President & CEO of Southwestern Medical Foundation, introducing the latest issue of Southwestern Medical Perspectives Magazine.

October 26, 2023

Estate Planning Council Fall 2023 Meet & Greet

Planned Giving

Members of the Estate Planning Council joined the Southwestern Medical Foundation team for a meet and greet at the Foundation offices.

October 13, 2023

The Sprague Award 2023: Celebrating Impact

Awards, Events and Scholarships

The Sprague Award 2023 photos and recap from an evening of recognition and Leading the Conversation on Health discussion about the crossroads of engineering and medicine.

Bass Family posing for a photo at the Southwestern Medical Foundation Offices.

October 4, 2023

Rita Crocker Clements Foundation and Bass Family Receive The Sprague Award for 2023

Awards, Events and Scholarships

For more than three decades, Southwestern Medical Foundation has honored the outstanding leadership of those who inspire hope for a better future through its highest community distinction – The Sprague Award.

September 26, 2023

What’s Up, Doc? Getting to Know The Cary Council’s 2023 DocStars

Launching Innovation

The Cary Council’s 2023 DocStars sit down for a Q&A at What’s Up, Doc? – a meet and greet for this year’s early-stage grant recipients.

September 25, 2023

Perspectives 2023: A World of Difference – Celebrating Unparalleled Impact


Our 2023 edition of Perspectives features a look at the unparalleled impact of The Sprague Award recipients for 2022. Additionally, we celebrate 50 years of collaboration with two Nobel Laureates, Michael S. Brown, M.D., and Joseph L. Goldstein, M.D. Together, they toast the incredible feats achieved so far, celebrate the medical breakthroughs around the corner, and honor the community leadership - both past and present - that has made it all possible.

September 15, 2023

UT Southwestern selects physician leader Jonathan Efron, M.D., to oversee Health System

In The News

Jonathan Efron, M.D., who led Johns Hopkins physician practice to focus on integration of clinical, research, and education missions at UTSW.

August 15, 2023

2023 DocStars

Launching Innovation

2023 DocStars: Meet the scientists awarded The Cary Council’s early-stage research grants for their promising work at UTSW.

female researcher working on covid-19's viral disguise method

July 7, 2023

Ida M. Green Award Winner Solves Mystery Tied to COVID-19’s Viral Disguise Method

Awards, Events and Scholarships

Leading graduate student and researcher, Gina Park, received the 2023 Ida M. Green Award for her work in COVID-19 and viral disguise research.

July 7, 2023

Southwestern Medical Foundation’s 2022 Annual Impact Report


Southwestern Medical Foundation is an impact-driven public charity focused on building a sustainable funding source for the highest standard in medical progress. This Annual Impact Report highlights how we worked toward achieving that goal in 2022.

Panelists at Learning From Leaders event at Southwestern Medical Foundation.

July 6, 2023

Leading the Next Generation of Impact: A Q&A with Foundation Leadership Michael T. McMahan and Jere W. Thompson, Jr.


The Cary Council hosted a Learning From Leaders program featuring Michael T. McMahan and Jere W. Thompson, Jr.

June 30, 2023

Celebrating Kathleen Gibson


It is with great appreciation that we celebrate the leadership of Kathleen Gibson. She led the Foundation as President and CEO from 2012-2023.