The ETMC Foundation represents the wonderful spirit of caring and community that exists between our health system and those it serves. For more than 60 years, our foundation has provided a means for others to lend their support to ETMC’s mission of hope, health and healing.
The ETMC Regional Healthcare System is a not-for-profit organization. For this reason, every dollar we receive in charitable support frees up a dollar that ETMC can provide to health services. Gifts of any size are welcomed throughout the year and are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Many gifts to the ETMC Foundation are unrestricted, meaning that they can be applied to any needs within our scope of care. However, our donors frequently contribute to a cause that meets their interests and passions for a healthier East Texas. The quotes and profiles below illustrate why others give, with hopes that you, too, will participate in our mission by giving to the ETMC Foundation.
Honoring a friend and colleague
Cops Crushing Cancer
“Whenever we had a rough day, we just remembered the people fighting cancer and what they go through.”
Allan and his sister, Audrey Crosby Spies, walked across Texas in 2011 to raise funds for the ETMC Cancer Institute. The Cops Crushing Cancer walk honored their sister, Jacqueline Crosby Mazzola of the Dallas Police Department, who lost her life to colon cancer.
Leaving a legacy
“After what Mary went through, we saw how many people are affected by cancer. It was our desire to do something here at ETMC that would help cancer patients in our community.”
—Wayne Poindexter, at the ribbon-cutting of the Mary and Wayne Poindexter Patient Care Unit, located on 6 North at ETMC Tyler.
The Poindexters left a lasting legacy to ETMC through a $5 million gift for the new unit, as well as the Poindexter Patient Care Fund that assists individual patients with financial difficulties during their cancer treatment.
Helping cancer patients become cancer survivors
Honoring a family’s legacy
Kids Helping Kids
Giving help and hope to trauma patients
“This is a phenomenal facility that is dedicated to helping people when they are most in need. I am always amazed at the dedication and skill of the physicians, nurses, other caregivers and support personnel who make this their mission in life.
The Rogers Foundation is grateful to ETMC for taking care of all of us in Tyler and East Texas. In addition, we are so proud to have played a role in this trauma center and to have the opportunity to honor Elmer Ellis.”
—Robyn Rogers, President
The Rogers Foundation
Impacting lives and hearts
“I’ve been in business here for 63 years, and I have never seen anything as mind-boggling as this facility. Bless this hospital. Bless this area. Thank you, God, for everything.”
—Lonnie A. “Bo” Pilgrim, at the opening of the new ETMC Pittsburg hospital campus in 2009.
Patty and Bo Pilgrim provided a $3 million gift to fund the ETMC Olympic Center in Pittsburg, bringing greater opportunities for wellness and rehabilitative services to the community. This gift was close to the Pilgrims’ hearts, as the ETMC Olympic Center touches countless lives and works to reduce heart disease.