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TCMS Foundation

The Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the TCMS. Initiating a mass immunization effort aimed at rubella was one of its initial projects in the 1970s; today the Foundation’s priorities are to support ongoing programs of TCMS and to provide funding to organizations that offer health care services to our under-served residents.

Mission

The Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation is a physician-led philanthropic organization that strives to improve the health and wellbeing of the community through strategic initiatives.

Impact

Honoring Choices Minnesota® is the stalwart public health initiative of the Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation, working in collaboration with organizations throughout Minnesota and the nation to promote advance care planning. Who will speak for you if you can’t speak for yourself? Advance care planning is all about thinking and talking about that question well before the need arises. Honoring Choices Minnesota® helps people understand what advance care planning is, why it matters, and how to begin the conversation.

Recent beneficiaries of Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation grant dollars include:

  • Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery – Pediatric Assessment and Medical Management Program

  • Minnesota Mental Health Community Foundation – Fast-Tracker Program

  • Minnesota Visiting Nurses Agency – JumpStart Screens

  • North Metro Pediatrics – Healthy Beginnings Program

  • Phillips Neighborhood Clinic – Clinic Operations: lab tests and medications

  • Physicians Serving Physicians – A peer program that provides support to physicians, families and colleagues who are affected by addiction.

Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation is also honored to provide awards to our medical and health care community:

Funding

Funding for the Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation has come through various donations including, most notably, the legacy of Dr. Eduard Boeckmann, a man remembered for his charitable contributions to medicine and unimpeachable character to practice, and for the development of surgical catgut treated with pyoktanin. The manufacture and proceeds from this suture were donated to the Ramsey County Medical Society to support and cover the expense of a medical library. Following the closing of the library, these funds were transferred to the Boeckmann Fund maintained today by the TCMS Foundation.

Other legacy gifts, donations in honor of or in memory of a colleague, friend or family member, and an annual appeal to the Twin Cities Medical Society members continue to provide the basis for grant dollar allocations.

Your contributions are welcomed!