With the support of a generous and caring community, 2018 held many memorable moments. We want to thank you for supporting our mission, and for investing deeply in progress time and again. Here are a few shining examples of our community’s impact:

1.       75th Anniversary of UT Southwestern

Throughout 2018, UT Southwestern celebrated 75 years of tremendous contribution to progress in medicine. Right in our own backyard is an extraordinary institution seeking answers to some of the biggest questions we have about our health and the health of loved ones. The story has a remarkable beginning. This vision positioned our community for the building of one of the world’s greatest medical centers right here in the Southwestern U.S. It has, in fact, now become The Future of Medicine, Today. Southwestern Medical Foundation is proud to be the primary philanthropic partner to UT Southwestern.

2.       Leading the Conversation on Mental Health

In May, we had the honor of spotlighting progress being made in mental health care in our community. Leaders across North Texas shared details on some powerful initiatives, like RIGHT Care Teams and the upcoming integrated health clinic in the Education Corridor. What struck us was the deep collaboration that exists across our city’s leadership. Progress is seen in schools, in doctors’ offices, in new programs, in early identification, and more excellent care extended across our region.

3.       North Texas Giving Day

In 2018, we celebrated 10 years of involvement in North Texas Giving Day, with tremendous gratitude to the leadership of Communities Foundation of Texas. We raised more than $415,000 on North Texas Giving Day and kicked off a very successful Annual Campaign raising millions. We also had the opportunity to participate in a special North Texas Giving Day event at NorthPark Center in Dallas, alongside wonderful organizations shaping a better future through their work and outreach.

4.       An Evening with DocStars

The Cary Council, an outstanding group of emerging young leaders supporting the missions of Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center, raised enough during their second annual “An Evening with DocStars” event, to award three $50,000 grants to leading young research DocStars at UT Southwestern.

5.        Historical Marker

In December, Southwestern Medical Foundation hosted community leaders and members of the Dallas County and Texas Historical Commissions at an intimate event to dedicate a historical marker commemorating the founding of Southwestern Medical College (now UT Southwestern) by Southwestern Medical Foundation in 1943. In attendance were members of the Historical Commissions, Honorable Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas County Commissioner Theresa Daniel, Foundation Chairman Bob Rowling, leaders of Hoblitzelle Foundation, and leaders of Southwestern Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern. Photos