Fundraising events are vital to the work of the University Health System Foundation. Our annual Medical Miracles Gala, Fore Nursing Scholarships Golf Tournament and Wall of Honor support our efforts to make a difference in the lives of the patients, families and community we serve. Events provide financial support for funds and programs benefiting our patients and supporting the education of our medical professionals.
The University Health System Foundation is honored to be an approved public sector charity in the United Way campaign. With 0% overhead, 100% of every dollar will support pediatric/adult trauma and burn victims, heart and transplant patients, indigent healthcare, diabetes and cancer care, and innovative medical research. (#8068)
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Hurricane Harvey Relief
Compassion Rises with the Tide: UHS Lends a Hand
Our employees’ compassion and capacity to give of themselves to benefit others is unrivaled by any other health organization in Texas. In response to staff wanting to do more to support relief efforts, the Foundation has established a Hurricane Harvey Fund.
100% of donations received will be donated to the following two charities:
- San Antonio Food Bank (75%)
- The San Antonio Food Bank is the official coordinating agency in support of Hurricane Harvey Relief work in our region. They are providing emergency food boxes for displaced families, hot meals for local and area shelters and partnering with other agencies in Houston, Victoria and the Coastal Bend to ensure monetary and material donations reach those in need.
- Animal Defense League of Texas (25%)
- The Animal Defense League of Texas is accepting monetary donations to help in the care for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey. They are already sheltering pets, with 56 pets rescued from Rockport and outreach being coordinated to support the Houston area. They are providing shelter and food, wellness exams, vaccinations, meds, etc.