What are you doing Sept. 20? 
After you grab your first cup of coffee that Thursday morning, take a few minutes on North Texas Giving Day 2018 and make a donation that will benefit the DCMS Foundation

Each contribution made to North Texas Giving Day will increase our foundation’s chances to receive extra funds for our work in the community. Every gift of $25 or more will make us eligible for $2.5 million in bonus funds and prizes! Throughout the day, we could win one of more than 90 prizes, ranging from $500 to $5,000!
Communities Foundation of Texas sponsors North Texas Giving Day, an online giving event for people throughout the world to raise money for North Texas nonprofits in one day. Last year, $39 million was raised. Additionally, 1,775 donations totaling more than $370,000 were given to hurricane relief funds, demonstrating the generosity of this community.

Not sure what you’ll be doing on Sept. 20? To make sure nothing keeps you from donating, from Sept. 10–19 you can schedule your donation to be processed on Sept. 20. Scheduled donations are eligible for bonus funds and prizes. All gifts you make to DCMS Foundation from Sept. 10–20 will allow us to assist more transplant patients at Southwest Transplant Foundation, offer more scholarships to minority medical students through the TMA Minority Scholarship program, and support other community health programs.
So take a few minutes between slurps and make your gift on or before Sept. 20. Visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org and search for DCMS Foundation! With your help, we’ll reach our $50,000 fundraising goal on North Texas Giving Day! Contact Jackie Campbell, DCMS director of finance, for assistance or additional information at campbell@dallas-cms.org or call 214-413-1428.

DCMS Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Dallas County Medical Society, has supported healthcare-focused community service efforts in the Dallas area for decades. Click here for information about the programs the foundation supports.

Many DCMS physicians volunteer in charitable clinics and for other community activities. Physicians who cannot volunteer their time can support these community activities through tax-deductible contributions to the DCMS Foundation. Your generous tax-deductible gift will enable DCMS to develop and expand its community programs and health outreach efforts. Regardless of the size of your gift, your contribution is important. 

Tribute donations are a wonderful way to acknowledge a special person in your life. Make a donation in memory or 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 purposes. 

DONATE ONLINE or contact Jackie Campbell, DCMS director of finance, at 214-413-1428 to make a contribution or for more information about the DCMS Foundation.  

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 online to the DCMS Foundation in honor of a physician. For more information or to donate directly, 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 online 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.