DCMS Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive is your local professional society’s opportunity to sustain its role as physicians who care about our community. This 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Dallas County Medical Society has supported healthcare-focused community service efforts in the Dallas area for decades. Regardless of the size of your gift, your contribution is important and will be used to benefit our community.

This year has been challenging, to say the least. We know the professional and personal toll that COVID-19 is having on everyone. The Board of Directors and staff at Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS) have been doing everything we can to assist our physician members, residents and students through these difficult times and thank you for all you are doing in our community. 

One such effort that DCMS has spearheaded since May is the distribution of much-needed PPE supplies to physicians whose private practices are impacted by COVID-19. Through October 1 we have distributed over $3 million in free PPE supplies to over 1,700 practices. Without these supplies, physicians tell us they would not have been able to continue seeing patients. DCMS partners with the Texas Department of Emergency Management for the PPE supplies. However, we are incurring significant costs to pick up the pallets of supplies, then purchase, assemble, and distribute the individual boxed materials to our members. While critically important, these activities have depleted our DCMS Foundation Disaster Relief Fund. To sustain these activities and replenish the Disaster Fund throughout 2020 requires an additional $36,000. 

The PPE project is just one example of the many community-based programs that is facilitated by the DCMS Foundation. To support the PPE Project and other programs, DCMS Foundation needs your help to reach its 2020 Annual Fund Drive goal of $50,000.

Donating to DCMS Foundation is a wonderful way to honor someone though a tribute gift. Make a donation in memory or honor of someone to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, promotion, or other special occasion. A letter acknowledging your donation will be sent to the person(s) you designate, and a copy of the letter will be sent to you for tax-reporting purposes. 
In recognition of your gift, you will be identified as a 2020 DCMS Foundation Annual Fund Drive donor in an upcoming issue of the Dallas Medical Journal. To qualify for a 2020 tax deduction, your gift must be postmarked, or your credit card number transferred, by Dec. 31. Please print this form and return it to DCMS Foundation with your donation. Or contact Tony Favrat, DCMS chief financial officer, at 214-413-1426 to make a contribution. 

In these difficult times, we appreciate our physician members more than ever. You are doing the good work to save, enrich, cure and heal lives. We thank you for your service and hope you will consider a contribution to DCMS Foundation to allow us to collectively serve the community. 

Donate via PAYPAL or PRINT and RETURN this form. Contact Tony Favrat, DCMS chief financial officer, at 214-413-1426 for more information about
the DCMS Foundation or email tony@dallas-cms.org


Each year, Dallas County Medical Society celebrates National Doctors’ Day to recognize the service and dedication of its members in promoting a healthy community.

The first Doctors Day observance was March 30, 1933, in Winder, Ga., when a physician’s wife decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased physicians. The red carnation is used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day.

Doctors Day marks the date that Dr. Crawford W. Long of Jefferson, Ga., administered the first ether anesthetic for surgery — March 30, 1842. On that day, Dr. Long administered ether anesthesia to a patient and then operated to remove a tumor from the man’s neck. Later, the patient swore that he felt nothing during the surgery and was not aware the surgery was completed until he awoke.

On March 30, 1958, the US House of Representatives adopted a Resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctors’ Day, and President George H.W. Bush signed the resolution designating March 30, 1991, as “National Doctors’ Day.”

You Can Honor a Physician Colleague on National Doctors Day
Give to the DCMS Foundation in honor of a physician. For more information or to donate, contact Tony Favrat, DCMS chief financial officer, at 214-413-1426 or tony@dallas-cms.org.

DCMS Leaders Establish Disaster Relief Fund - Dec 2015

The DCMS board of directors has established a Disaster Relief Fund to assist DCMS member physicians and staff who have been severely impacted by the December 26, 2015, tornadoes. The fund will be managed as a program of the DCMS Foundation, DCMS’s charitable foundation. We are asking for your help to assist these colleagues, society staff and their families. Read the letter to DCMS members announcing this fund.

Contribute to the DCMS Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. The DCMS Foundation can receive tax-deductible donations to the DCMS Disaster Relief Fund. Contributions can also be mailed to DCMS Foundation, PO Box 4680, Dallas, TX 75208. For assistance, contact Tony Favrat at tony@dallas-cms.org or call 214-413-1426.