The DCMS Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive is in full swing. We need your help to reach our goal of raising $50,000 to support Dallas County Medical Society’s community service programs. 

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.

There are many reasons to support the DCMS Foundation. Our Disaster Relief Fund helps our colleagues who have been severely impacted by natural disasters. We never know when they will occur, but with your help now we will be ready when they strike our community. For more than a decade we have funded a scholarship for several minority medical students who otherwise would be unable to afford to attend medical school.

Tribute donations are a wonderful way to acknowledge someone special. Consider making a donation in memory or in honor of someone or to commemorate a holiday, birthday, anniversary, or other 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 2019 DCMS Foundation Annual Fund Drive donor in an upcoming issue of the Dallas Medical Journal. To qualify for a 2019 tax deduction, your gift must be postmarked, or your credit card number processed, by Dec. 31. 

Donate via PAYPAL or PRINT and RETURN this form. Contact Jackie Campbell, DCMS director of finance, at 214-413-1428 for more information about the DCMS Foundation. 



P.S.: In addition to an annual donation to the Foundation, please keep DCMS Foundation in mind as you and your family prepare your will and estate plan. A Legacy gift to DCMS Foundation is a wonderful way to honor a loved one. 



North Texas Giving Day benefits DCMS Foundation

On North Texas Giving Day, Sept. 19, generous donors contributed $4,792 to the DCMS Foundation. Communities Foundation of Texas will add prize money to this total; the amount remains to be determined. 2019 was the fifth year the DCMS Foundation has participated.

North Texas Giving Day is the Communities Foundation of Texas’ annual online giving extravaganza that benefits 16 North Texas counties. The NTGD goal is to make giving easy, while increasing awareness and support for nonprofits in North Texas.

The 2019 NTGD raised a record $50 million, surpassing the 2018 total of $48 million. Some 2,900 organizations received 169,000 donations. Since 2009, North Texas Giving Day’s annual one-day events have pumped more than $290 million into the North Texas community.





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

History
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 Jackie Campbell, DCMS director of finance, at 214-413-1428 or campbell@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 Jackie Campbell at campbell@dallas-cms.org or call 214-413-1428.