The Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation builds community engagement and inspires donors to generously support the state-of-the-art, comprehensive and accessible healthcare provided by Truman Medical Centers.
TMC traces its beginning back to 1870, when Kansas City opened General Hospital. Later the County established the Jackson County Home in rural eastern Jackson County. By the 1970s, the city and county public hospitals had become Truman Medical Centers. Today, TMC is the area’s premier safety net hospital for uninsured and underinsured patients, providing the latest in facilities and services for the entire community. It is the teaching hospital for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry.
The TMC Charitable Foundation is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and managing private non-government gifts and grants to benefit Truman Medical Centers and TMC’s vision of leading the way to a healthy community. In 2013, the TMC Charitable Foundation successfully completed a $10.5 million capital campaign which included a renovation of the surgery waiting area at TMC Hospital Hill, expansion of the oncology center at TMC Hospital Hill, acquisition of new medical equipment and upgrades, and build-out of a state-of-the-art dental mobile to provide dental services and education to Independence, Missouri, school children. Bringing momentum to the campaign was a significant challenge grant - one of the largest awarded in the region - which resulted in a gift of nearly $2 million.
The Boards of both Truman Medical Centers and the TMC Charitable Foundation (CF) are committed to TMC’s vision of leading the way to a healthy community.
TMC continues to provide quality healthcare to everyone in our community, including those who are unable to pay. More and more of our patients find themselves uninsured or underinsured. This means we must rely on generous support from the community to help offset the cost of uncompensated care. The TMC CF Board oversees fundraising efforts that include foundation grants, individual and corporate giving, planned giving, and events. Three annual TMC events provide support and friends for TMC. These are: Fashion for a Cause, held each Spring to benefit Women's Health; the fall Eat Your Art Out event to support Behavioral Health; and Family Birthplace.
Board and volunteer recruitment and development are priorities. We also have a longer-term emphasis on building the TMC endowment. The Board is aligning itself with TMC’s strategic interests by encouraging our members to pursue their particular interests through our newly formed Passion Teams.
In this challenging financial climate, when charitable giving is so important, the Board of Directors takes special care to assure our donors that their gifts will go directly to support the care of TMC’s patients.
Patient demand continues to grow for TMC’s quality cancer care. In response to community need, Truman Medical Center opened the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center at TMC Hospital Hill in February 2014. The new Center, about triple the size of the former unit, offers a patient-focused experience with many amenities in one convenient location including examination, chemotherapy, prescription service, prostheses fitting, and resource center. TMC is a partner in the Midwest Cancer Alliance, giving TMC patients access to the latest advancements in cancer treatment and opportunities to participate in clinical trials.
Oncology Center staff members provide a wide range of patient care:
Philanthropic support of TMC helps to sustain our innovative and multidiscliplinary health programs for women. These programs combine education, clinical care and research to meet the needs of Kansas City women of all ages and stages of life.
Maternity services are vitally important to our community and TMC plays a significant role: more than one-third of babies born in Jackson County, Missouri, are born at TMC.
TMC collaborates with hundreds of entities throughout our community: other hospitals such as Children’s Mercy and St. Luke’s; clinics like Swope Health Care and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center; public schools and universities; and with the business, philanthropic, and faith communities. TMC’s list of partners also includes the Salvation Army, reStart, Harvesters, Goodwill Industries, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Jackson County Health Department. TMC Charitable Foundation likewise works with other groups in fundraising activities: Children’s Mercy Hospital, UMKC, and United Way. TMC employees collaborate with CF to raise approximately $50,000 each year for hospital needs. Our extensive collaboration with community partners provides a strong foundation for providing quality health care for everyone.
The TMC Foundation Board meets four times annually. Its work is bolstered by strong and active committees. The Board's primary role is to support the fundraising endeavors of the Charitable Foundation which provides vital funding for the benefit of Truman Medical Centers.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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