The WellMed Charitable Foundation has contributed over $3 million to the San Antonio community.
The WellMed Charitable Foundation was established in 2006 by Dr. George Rapier III, a noted geriatrician who is also the Chairman of the Board. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization that supports seniors and their caregivers in our community with a special emphasis on wellness, prevention, and living with chronic illness.
WellMed Employees Donating To 2014 GIVE Campaign
It's that time again. It's time for WellMed employees to give back to the communities they serve through the WellMed Charitable Foundation GIVE (Generous Individuals Value Everyone) campaign. The Foundation is now accepting donations from more than 2,000 WellMed employees -- including physicians, nurses, support staff and more -- for the 2014 GIVE campaign. Employees can choose from a menu of 25 non-profit groups to benefit from their donations. The campaign continues through October 18. As in year's past, WellMed is matching employee donations dollar-for-dollar, effectively doubling the impact of their gift. And WellMed Founder and CEO Dr. George Rapier recently announced the Rapier Family Foundation - a charity he founded with his wife Kym Rapier - will also match GIVE donations dollar-for-dollar - tripling the impact of the gift. READ MORE
23 Charities Receive Nearly $124,000 From Annual WellMed Employee Fundraiser
The WellMed Charitable Foundation recently gave nearly $124,000 to 23 non-profit organizations from WellMed's annual employee contribution drive GIVE - Generous Individuals Value Everyone. The money represents both employee contributions and a 100 percent matching donation from WellMed. Since its inception in 2008, the GIVE campaign has raised $1.4 million for charities in the communities that WellMed serves. READ MORE
WCF, Adult Protective Services Receive Major Elder Abuse Grant
Nearly $1 million in federal funds will help educate more than 40,000 Texas seniors about reducing their risk for elder abuse, and will train their family doctors on how to identify potential victims.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $907,000 grant to the Texas Department of Family Protective Services, in partnership with the WellMed Charitable Foundation, the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, and the Elder Justice Coalition. The grant, among the first awarded as part of the Elder Justice Act of 2010, will fund an elder abuse prevention and intervention initiative at WellMed clinics in five Texas markets. READ MORE
About the Foundation
In the past two years, the WellMed Charitable Foundation has contributed over $3 million to the community.
The WellMed Charitable Foundation is not currently accepting applications for 2013.